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Voting underway in Pakistan by-election

IANS  |  Islamabad 

Voting was underway on Sunday for the NA-120 by-seat in Lahore that fell vacant after Pakistan's former Prime Minister was ousted following the Panama Papers verdict.

Long queues were seen outside the polling stations, DawnNews reported. A total of 44 candidates are in the fray for the National Assembly seat from Lahore.

The Army personnel supervised the polling process.

This Lahore constituency elected thrice since 1990. His wife Kulsoom Nawaz is contesting the seat for the Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

After her husband's incarceration following the military coup by General Pervez Musharraf in 1999, Kulsoom had led the party though she never contested elections.

For the first time in Pakistan, Biometric Voter Verification Machines are being tested. More than 100 of these machines have been installed at 39 polling stations.



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First Published: Sun, September 17 2017. 14:10 IST