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Polling for NA-120 by election held in peaceful, disciplined manner

LAHORE: Polling for by-election in constituency NA-120 Lahore was held in a peaceful and disciplined manner.

According to reports, polling started 8:00 am in the morning and it continued till 5:00 p.m without any break.

Election Commission of Pakistan has finalized all arrangements to hold election in a free, fair, transparent and peaceful manner.

In all forty-four candidates, including 32 independent and 12 from different political parties have taken part in the by-election.

Begum Kalsoom Nawaz of Pakistan Muslim League (N), Faisal Mir from Pakistan People’s Party and Dr. Yasmeen Rashid from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf were the main contestants.

The ECP said that the constituency has over three hundred twenty one thousand registered voters and two hundred and twenty polling stations have been set up.

Under a pilot project, one hundred biometric verification machines were also used on trial basis in 39 polling stations of the constituency.

To ensure smooth and peaceful polling process, strict security measures were in place inside and outside the polling stations and fifteen hundred Army personnel also remained vigilant till the results are announced.

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