JHANG: The Election Commission of Pakistan has finalized arrangements for conduction by-elections on provincial assembly seat PP-78 in Jhang today.
Election material, ballet boxes, stationary and other necessary material were shifted to the concern polling stations in Jhang. Total 171 polling stations were established for the election in the constituency. 17 out of 171 polling stations were declared sensitive.2,052 police personnel will perform security duty today in the area. While a company of Pakistan army and 700 personnel of Rangers were also deployed in the constituency.
Total 216,562 votes are registered in the constituency. Tough completion is expected between Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) candidate Maulana Masroor Nawaz and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Nasir Ansari. While PTI’s Arfa Majeed and PPP Sarfraz Rabbani were also contesting the elections.
The seat fell vacant after the PML-N MPA Rashida Yaqoob was disqualified by the Supreme Court over concealing assets. Jhang DCO Ghazi Amanullah said that it will be a holiday across the district today in connection with elections.