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Political campaigns conclude as Pakistan set for by-polls

IANS  |  Islamabad 

Political parties in have concluded their weeks-long campaigns for the country's by-elections scheduled for Sunday in 35 constituencies of the or lower house of the country's and four provincial Assemblies.

Following the code of conduct issued by the poll body, all the candidates ended their campaigns on Friday midnight, reported on Saturday.

The by-elections will be held on 11 seats and 24 seats of provincial assemblies, including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and provinces, according to the

According to the poll body, out of 11 seats of assembly, eight were in province, one each in and provinces and one in

Twenty-four seats from provincial Assemblies included 11 seats for Assembly, nine for and two each for and

As many as 1,727 polling stations out of the total 7,489 were categorized as "highly sensitive" by the poll body.

Army personnel took the responsibility of securing the polling stations, both inside and outside. They will be deployed at the polling stations till October 15.

Over 9.23 million registered voters, including overseas Pakistanis, are eligible to cast their ballots. This will be the first time that overseas Pakistanis will cast their votes in the by-polls.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 20:16 IST
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