LAHORE - Military personnel have taken control of 248 polling stations set up for by-elections in NA-122 and PP-147 to be held on Sunday, October 11.
The personnel would remain deployed inside and outside the polling stations during by-elections. Arrangements have also been finalised under supervision of the army in the constituency. The polling staffers have been trained to provide friendly environment to voters in the polling stations of NA-122 and PP-147 which were established in 117 buildings.
Meanwhile, distribution of polling material including ballot boxes and papers to the polling staff has also been completed. A total of 17 candidates are in the arena in NA-122. Prominent among them are Sardar Ayaz Sadiq of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N), Abdul Aleem Khan of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Barrister Mian Aamir Hassan of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).
In PP-147 Lahore, the main candidates are Mohsin Latif of PML-N, Shoaib Siddique of PTI and Iftikhar Shahid of PPP.