RAJANPUR: The counting of votes is underway as polling for by-election in Rajanpur’s NA-193, National Assembly constituency, concluded, ARY News reported on Sunday.
The voting in Rajanpur started at 8am at present and continued until 5pm. The NA-193 seat had fallen vacant following the loss of life of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) MNA Sardar Mohammad Jaffar Khan Leghari in December 2022.
In movies shared by the electoral physique at present, quite a few voters might be seen gathered contained in the polling stations.
ضمنی الیکشن برائے قومی اسمبلی اين اے 193 راجن پور -l کے حوالے سے مختلف پولنگ اسٹیشنز پر پولنگ کا وقت شروع ہوتے ہی خواتین کی ایک بڑی تعداد موجود – ضمنی انتخابات کو مدنظر رکھتے ہوئے ووٹرز کا وقت کی پابندی کرتے ہوئے اپنی قومی زمہ داری نبھانا خوش آئند ہے
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A complete 11 candidates are contesting NA-193 Rajanpur by-poll, however the primary contest is anticipated between the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Emaar Owais Leghari and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Mohsin Leghari.
237 polling stations have been arrange within the constituency, of which 68 are declared delicate. 2,650 police personnel have been deployed to cope with any untoward state of affairs whereas Rangers and Army personnel may also patrol the realm.
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Earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) accused the district administration of non-cooperation within the organisation of by-polls in NA-193 Rajanpur constituency.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) wrote a letter to the Punjab chief secretary to register a criticism in opposition to the non-cooperation of the district administration of the NA-193 Rajanpur by-poll.