Stage set for by-elections

ECP finalised all necessary arrangements for the by-polls

Amna Ali April 20, 2024


The stage is set for by-elections scheduled on April 21 (Sunday), with vacant 6 and 16 seats up for grabs in the National Assembly and provincial assembly, respectively.

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), all necessary arrangements for the by-elections have been finalised. Polling will commence at 8 am and continue until 5 pm.

Over 6.23 million ballot papers have been printed for the elections. Specifically, white ballot papers have been printed for both the national and provincial assemblies.

In Punjab, 174 candidates are vying for positions, while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has 49 candidates in the running.

Punjab boasts 21.77 million male and 18.67 million female registered voters, who will exercise their democratic rights. Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will see 1.471 million voters participate in the by-elections.

Punjab will host 663 male, 649 female, and 1289 joint polling stations, with a total of 892 polling stations set up in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

For the National Assembly constituency NA-196 in Sindh, 4.239 million voters are eligible to vote. Five candidates will compete in this constituency, which will have 933 polling stations.

In Balochistan, 125 polling stations have been established across two provincial constituencies, where 163,000 voters will cast their votes.

To address any concerns or complaints, a control room will be set up in the provincial election commissioners' offices. Additionally, the installation of CCT cameras at sensitive polling stations will be completed today.

Notably, Asifa Bhutto has been elected unopposed from National Assembly Constituency NA-207 Shaheed Benazirabad, while Zubair Junejo has been elected unopposed from Sindh Assembly Constituency PS 80 Dadu.


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