Jul 19

Multan by-polls: Vote count underway in NA-151

Multan: Votes are being counted after the day-long polling ended for the by-poll in National Assembly constituency NA-151 Multan 4 at 5pm.Multan Poll

Violation of the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) new code of conduct was scene while few incidents of clash between the voters were also reported during the polling.

The voting was begun amid tight security at 8am in which about 308,871 voters decided the political fortunes of 10 candidates in the constituency, vacated due to the disqualification of former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.

Pakistan People’s Party’s candidate Abdul Qadir Gilani, the son of the disqualified premier, and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Shaokat Hayat Bosan are the strong candidates.

However, the Election Commission has made elaborate measures and also arranged transport facility for the voters for the first time in the history of the country but the candidates were scene using their own transport to bring voters to the polling stations.

Moreover, the candidates also violated the ECP’s code of conduct and also set up their camps near the polling stations.