Polling Held Under Tight Security

Polling held under tight security

The polling process completed under tight security arrangements in Chiniot and no untoward incident was reported from any part of the district so far.

CHINIOT, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Jul, 2018 ) -:The polling process completed under tight security arrangements in Chiniot and no untoward incident was reported from any part of the district so far.

According to spokesman of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the polling started on time after showing empty ballot boxes to polling agents of the various political parties.

After commencement of polling, the people thronged polling stations and long queues of the voters were witnessed outside the polling booths after mid day.

As many as 25 candidates were in the run for two National Assembly (NA) seats whereas 56 candidates were contesting against each other on 4 Punjab Province (PP) seats in district.

Ten candidates were contesting election in NA-99 while 15 candidates are in the field for NA-100.

Similarly, fifteen candidates are contesting elections for PP-93, sixteen candidates for PP-94, nine candidates for PP-95 and sixteen candidates for PP-96.

He said that total registered voters in district are 748,050 including 412,361 males and 335,689 females. As many as 608 polling stations were established in Chiniot including 120 stations for males, 112 for females and 376 combined stations.

The police department deputed more than 4000 security personnel at polling stations where polling concluded peacefully in all parts of the district.

Meanwhile, District Police Officer (DPO) Ibadat Nisar along with Deputy Commissioner (DC) Khizar Afzaal visited various polling stations to review security measures.

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