Live updates: NA-75 goes to the polls in closely watched by-election

NA-75 goes to the polls in closely watched by-election

Saturday Apr 10 2021 | 11:31 AM

PTI candidate Ali Asjad Malhi urges voters to defeat ‘mafia’

By: Web Desk

SIALKOT: PTI candidate Ali Asjad Malhi in a video statement has urged the people of Daska to come out and vote to defeat “mafia”.

Saturday Apr 10 2021 | 11:25 AM

PPP assures support to PML-N in hotly-contested constituency

By: Web Desk

PPP leader, Qamar Zaman Kaira, addresses media persons during a press conference at the Rawalpindi Press Club on Thursday, March 18, 2021. — PPI/File

Just a day before the hotly-contested NA-75 Daska by-election, PPP on Friday assured its support for PML-N’s candidate Nosheen Iftikhar, as the Opposition eyes to upset the government.

PPP Central Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira has said his party would live up to its promise of supporting the candidate in the by-polls, just as it backed them in February.

“Despite differences in the PDM [Pakistan Democratic Movement], we will stand by our promise,” the PPP’s central Punjab president said.

Saturday Apr 10 2021 | 11:24 AM

A look at the history of the Sialkot constituency

By: Web Desk

Daska is known as an industrial area, but recently it caught the nation’s attention after the PML-N and the PTI got involved in a bitter battle during the February by-elections of the NA-75 Sialkot IV constituency.

Apart from the duel, the constituency became the centre of national politics after the presiding officers of the February by-polls went missing due to fog.

Following the controversial by-election, the ECP order a re-election in NA-75. The PTI had challenged the ECP order in the Supreme Court, but the petition was dismissed and the poll will be held on April 10 as per schedule.

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Saturday Apr 10 2021 | 11:24 AM

Nosheen Iftikhar says PML-N voters are coming in ‘large’ numbers

By: Web Desk

SIALKOT: PML-N’s candidate Nosheen Iftikhar has shared a video of a party camp in the constituency, saying the voters are coming in large numbers.

Saturday Apr 10 2021 | 11:11 AM

PML-N candidate Nosheen Iftikhar casts her vote

By: Our Correspondent

PML-N candidate Nosheen Iftikhar has cast her vote in the NA-75 by-polls.

During polling in NA-75, the PML-N candidate visited polling station No 344 and met with several workers from her party.

Iftikhar also approached a polling agent and asked him where he was from. Interestingly, the man responded that he was her polling agent, on which Iftikhar and several others gathered there started laughing.

Saturday Apr 10 2021 | 10:52 AM

CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja monitoring from ECP Punjab office

By: Web Desk

LAHORE: Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja is in Lahore and monitoring the electoral process from the ECP Punjab office, Geo News reported Saturday.

The CEC has directed Secretary Election Commission Dr Akhtar Nazir to reach Sialkot urgently and review the arrangements for the by-polls.

A central monitoring cell has been established by the ECP to address the issues faced during the polling.

Saturday Apr 10 2021 | 10:49 AM

Tight security arrangements in place

By: Web Desk

The Election Commission has made tight security arrangements for the by-election to ensure smooth and peaceful polling.

More than 4,000 police personnel and officers have been deployed at 360 polling stations, while Rangers were on standby to deal with any untoward incident.

10 teams of the Pakistan Army are also in the constituency to assist the administration.

There are 4,94,003 registered voters (including 2,73,006 male and 2,20,997 female voters) and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has established 360 polling stations including 106 male polling stations, 106 female polling stations and 148 joint (male and female) polling stations. Also, 927 polling booths have also been set up.

The polling started at 8:00am and will continue uninterrupted till 5:00pm.

Saturday Apr 10 2021 | 10:49 AM

Who are the candidates in NA-75?

By: Web Desk

DASKA: The PTI and PML-N are the two main parties in the hotly contested by-election of Daska.

As many as nine candidates are contesting in the said constituency including Ali Asjad Malhi of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Nosheen Iftikhar of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Muhammad Khalid Sandhu (Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan) and six independent candidates—Muhammad Usman Khaild, Khawaja Asif Raza, Sumaira Islam, Syed Haider Jaffery, Syed Shah Faisal and Shamsa Saleem Bukhari.

Saturday Apr 10 2021 | 10:37 AM

Polling underway for by-election at NA-75

By: Web Desk

SIALKOT: The polling has started and will continue till 5pm without any break at National Assembly constituency NA-75 Sialkot-IV, Daska.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has made all necessary administrative and electoral preparations for holding peaceful, free and transparent elections.

There are 360 polling stations in the constituency of which 47 have been declared highly sensitive.

A close competition is expected between PTI’s candidate Asjad Malhi and PML-N candidate Nosheen Iftikhar.

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