Polling for NA-133 by-election to be held today
The Election Commission of Pakistan has made all arrangements to hold NA-133 Lahore by-polls tomorrow.
For this purpose, 254 polling stations have been set up for the polling process including 22 polling stations of A-category, 198 of B-category and 34 polling stations of C-category.
Around 200 separate polling stations have been set up for men and women and 54 mixed polling stations have also been set up.
It is pertinent to mention here that the nomination papers of candidates of the ruling party—Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf—Jamshed Iqbal Cheema and his wife Musarat as covering candidates were rejected.
A total of 11 candidates are contesting the by-elections. 440,085 voters are registered in the constituency NA-133. Among them 233,558 are men and 206,927 are women.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to use the RTS app as it has already been successfully implemented in some other elections including NA-4 (Peshawar) and PS-114 (Karachi).
Observing the previous good experience, the ECP has decided to use the same app in the NA-133 to get results fast from the POs.
The law enforcement forces have chalked out the security plan for NA-133 by-elections and more than 2,000 officers and personnel will be deployed in the constituency for maintaining law and order.
On the polling day, six SPs and fourteen DSPs will perform their duties under the supervision of SSP Operations and 44 SHOs, 52 Dolphins, and seven Quick Response Teams (QRT) will be deployed in the constituency.
The NA-133 seat was vacated after the death of Nawaz League’s MNA Pervez Malik.