Published On: Wed, Aug 31st, 2016

By-polls underway in Jhelum, Vehari


pollLAHORE: Polling for by-elections in two National Assembly constituencies of Punjab, NA-63 Jhelum-II and PP-232 Vehari-I, got underway here today (Wednesday).

The polling started at 8.00 am and will continue till 5.00 pm.

As many as 427,757 registered voters will cast their vote at 976 polling booths (male 514, female 462) on 314 polling stations for NA-63 Jhelum-II.

Four candidates including Raja Matloob Mehdi representing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Jahangir Mahmood Mirza Pakistan of People’s Party parliamentarian, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain of PTI and Dewan Hashmat Hayat of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid will contest. Another five candidates withdrew their nomination papers earlier.

As many as 314 presiding officers, 976 assistant presiding officers and 976 polling officers would supervise the election process.

The seat fell vacant after the death of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Malik Iqbal Mehdi who secured NA-63 seat by getting 116013 votes in the general elections 2013.

As many as eleven candidates are in contest for PP-232 Vehari-I.

They include Choudhary Arsalan Shaukat Saselia (Symbol Batsman), Choudhary Tahir Naqqash Jutt (Sheep), Chaudhry Abid Ali Kaselia (Deep Freezer), Choudhary Abdul Saboor Arain Advocate (Well), Chaudhary Ghulam Mustafa Jutt (Goat), Chaudhary Muhammad Yousaf Kaselia (Tiger), Mohtarma Aysha Nazir Jutt (Bat), Muhammad Rafiq Nizami Advocate (Bucket), Mirza Mehboob Rabani (Deer), Malik Rashid Faraaz Awan (Bottle) and Nazeer Ahmad Basit (Dhol).

Some 191,092 registered voters will cast their votes at 365 polling booths of 157 polling stations.

As many as 157 presiding officers, 365 assistant presiding officers and 365 polling officers will supervise the electoral process.—SAMAA/ Agencies



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