Voting begins in Pakistan by-elections

Voting started in Pakistan’s by-elections for national assembly and provincial assembly seats on Thursday, officials said.


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Published: Thu 22 Aug 2013, 12:17 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 3:15 PM

Elections are being held on 41 seats -- 15 national assembly seats and 26 provincial assemblies seats—across the country, Xinhua reported.

Nearly 500 candidates representing different political parties are contesting the elections. Over 8 million people are eligible to cast votes.

The polling process began at 8 a.m. and will continue till 5 p.m.

Troops have been deployed at some sensitive polling stations to ensure security, election commission officials said.

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