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60 polling stations declared sensitive for NA-148 by-polls

By Bureau report
May 11, 2024
Provincial Election Commissioner, Punjab, Ejaz Anwar Chohan. — Radio Pakistan/File
Provincial Election Commissioner, Punjab, Ejaz Anwar Chohan. — Radio Pakistan/File 

MULTAN: Punjab Election Commissioner Ejaz Anwar Chauhan visited Multan on Friday to review arrangements for the by-elections to NA-148 (Multan-I) set to be held on May 19.

A meeting of election officials, city district administration and police was held. Deputy Commissioner Rizwan Qadeer and CPO Sadiq Ali Dogar gave a briefing on the election arrangements. Regional Election Commissioner Mian Muhammad Shahid and District Election Commissioner Muhammad Iqbal also participated in the meeting.

Punjab Election Commissioner Ijaz Anwar Chauhan said that the district administration and police have been given full powers for the transparent bye-election. He said that the election is a constitutional responsibility, so full support is expected from all the departments. The credit of election 2024 goes to the administrative machinery and teamwork which ensured a peaceful and transparent election. Meanwhile, the district election commission finalized polling scheme for NA-148. Out of 275 polling stations, 69 polling stations were declared sensitive. About 933 polling booths have been established, 485 for men and 448 for women. The numbers of 4,400,231 registered voters will exercise their right to vote.

Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Rizwan Qadeer said that according to the polling scheme, a zero-tolerance policy has been implemented for transparent elections. He said that 10 notices have been issued to the candidates for violating the code of conduct while the polling scheme is completed, Army and Rangers will also assist in the election. The Deputy Commissioner said that 578 presiding officers have been appointed.

Meanwhile, the district election commission finalised the polling scheme for NA-148. Out of 275 polling stations, 69 polling stations were declared sensitive. About 933 polling booths have been established, 485 for men and 448 for women. The numbers of 4,400,231 registered voters will exercise their right to vote.