Polling ends, vote-count underway in Rajanpur’s NA-193 by-election

The vote-count is underway as polling within the by-election on Rajanpur’s NA-193 ended at 5 pm. Solely the voters current inside polling stations can be allowed to forged their votes, Aaj Information reported.

A tricky contest is predicted between the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Mohsin Leghari and the PML-N’s Ammar Awais Leghari.

Regardless of the provincial authorities’s request to defer the by-polls as a consequence of safety considerations, voting for the Nationwide Meeting constituency of NA-193 in Rajanpur started on schedule on Sunday.

As many as 11 candidates are within the run for the NA-193 seat which has 379,204 registered voters comprising 206,495 male and 172,204 feminine voters, in line with the information issued by the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP).

The constituency has 237 polling stations, of which, 68 are marked as extremely delicate and all of the remaining 169 have been marked as delicate, the ECP information suggests.

Of the 237 polling stations, as many as 80 polling stations are arrange for male voters, 77 for feminine voters, and the remaining 80 polling stations are mixed (the place each female and male voters can forged vote,) in line with the information.

Robust contest anticipated: By-election on NA-193 Rajanpur immediately

On Friday, Punjab’s caretaker authorities approached the ECP with a written request to postpone the by-election citing safety considerations.

Earlier, Commissioner Dera Ghazi Khan Division Khalid Manzoor talked about the safety considerations in his letter to the caretaker provincial authorities.

However, the ECP, Saturday, dismissed these considerations on the grounds that ample safety measures have been being taken by the Punjab Police and Rangers for the availability of safety in any respect the polling stations.

Though almost a dozen candidates are in operating for the NA-193 seat, the true contest seems to be between PTI’s Mohsin Leghari and PML-N’s Ammar Awais Leghari.

This seat fell vacant following the dying of PTI’s Jaffar Khan Leghari in December final 12 months.

Mohsin Leghari is the nephew of the late Jaffar Leghari. He’s additionally considered the political successor of the late Leghari who was reportedly probably the most revered elder of the Leghari tribe. Mohsin served because the Finance Minister within the former coalition authorities of PTI and Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q) in Punjab. He was elected to Punjab Meeting on a PTI ticket from PP-293 Rajanpur within the 2018 common polls.

Ammar Awais Leghari is PML-N’s candidate for NA-193. He’s the grandson of the previous president of Pakistan Farooq Leghari, the late chief of the Leghari tribe, and son of Awais Leghari from PML-N who remained a federal minister in 2017-18 within the then federal authorities of PML-N. Awais was then elected to Punjab Meeting’s seat PP-292 Dera Ghazi Khan within the 2018 common elections.