Abb Takk News

Re-polling in 29 Polling Stations in NA-259 Underway

DERA BUGTI: Re-polling in 29 polling stations for the National Assembly seat NA-259 is underway at a brisk pace, AbbTakk News reported.

The voting will continue till 5 pm without any break.

The Election Commission of Pakistan has set up 115 booths at 29 polling stations. Of them, 18 polling stations were declared as very sensitive.

There are a total of 31 candidates in the run.

The heavy contingents of the security forces have been deployed at the polling stations to ensure the peaceful conduct of the polls.

The number of registered voters is 47,269 — 27,899 women and 19,370 men.

The Supreme Court had ordered re-election after Mir Tariq Mehmood Khetran, who was declared runner-up in the 2018 general elections, had challenged the result.

Shahzain Bugti of the Jamhoori Watan Party was the winner. The constituency is comprised of Dera Bugti, Kohlu, Sibbi and Barkhan districts of Balochistan.