NA-154 Lodhran by-elections: Polling ends, counting underway

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LODHRAN: Polling has ended in the by election in NA-154 Lodhran-I and counting has started. The polling started at 8am and continued till 5pm without any break.
Overall ten candidates are contesting the by election. However, tough contest is expected among PPP candidate Mirza Muhammad Ali Baig, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Ali Khan Tareen and PML-N’s candidate Muhammad Iqbal Shah.
According to returning officer, four hundred and thirty one thousand voters could cast their votes in the by-election.
Foolproof security arrangements were made for holding free and fair by-election.The seat fell vacant due to disqualification of PTI MNA Jahangir Khan Tareen.
Election Commission of Pakistan has fined the contesting candidates in Lodhran for violating the electoral code of conduct.
The Commission has imposed a fine of forty thousand rupees on Ali Khan Tareen of PTI and thirty thousand rupees on Iqbal Shah of PML (N).Meanwhile, the Election Commission has also asked the Interior Ministry to clarify the status of contesting candidates in Senate Elections this year having dual nationality.

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