NA-149 by-poll set to be held on Thursday

NA-149 by-poll set to be held on Thursday

MULTAN, Pakistan: The by-election in NA-149 Multan-II is set to be held on Thursday while the election commission has completed all arrangements for transparent, free and fair by-poll.

There are three main candidates including Javed Hashmi, Javed Siddiqui and Amir Dogar for NA-149 by-election.

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PTI) is supporting an independent candidate Javed Hashmi while another independent candidate Amir Dogar has the active support of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Javed Siddiqui will contest the by-election on the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) ticket.

As many as 341,527 registered voters of the constituency will cast their votes at 286 polling stations and 778 polling booths set up by the election commission for the polling. The commission has declared 108 polling stations as sensitive.

Moreover, Rangers and police officials will also be deployed in order to avert any untoward incident and to ensure transparent and peaceful election.

The seat fell vacant after the resignation of the former President PTI Javed Hashmi on September 2.