Polling commences in NA-120 by-election

Polling commences in NA-120 by-election

Polling was today underway amidst tight security in the NA-120 by-polls where the ailing wife of Pakistans ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif is contesting to provide a narrative to the ruling PML-N that the people have rejected the Supreme Courts decision to send its leader home.

In a massive setback to Nawaz Sharif, the Pakistan Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the review petitions filed by the deposed Prime Minister and his children against the July 28 Panama Papers judgement.

Although over two dozen candidates are in the running, it is believed that the main contest is between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Dr Yasmin Rashid and PML-N's Kulsoom Nawaz. Extra police and Rangers personnel are deployed across NA-120, with the Pakistan Army in support.

The PTI and the PPP had questioned validity of over 29,607 votes in the electoral rolls on the basis that the thump impressions of the voters were not present in Nadra record - making it impossible to verify those at the time of balloting.

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Pacific island territory of Guam and the start of more ballistic missile launches targeting the Pacific Ocean. That, she added, "is just the beginning of what we can do". "And I think that he will make quite an impact".

"Isn't the load shedding situation better than it was in 2013", the former Premier's daughter asked the supporters while referring to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government's policy of progress and development.

Kalsoom Nawaz has not taken part in the electioneering since she is under treatment for her cancer disease in London.

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalized all arrangements to hold election in a free, fair, transparent and peaceful manner. In her absence, Maryam Nawaz had run her mothers campaign. She led rallies, held public meetings and conventions where she received big public response. The by-election is scheduled for September 17.

The contesting candidates and workers of the political parties went door to door, persuading residents of the constituency to vote for them.

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