ECP chief assures best possible arrangements for NA-133 by-election


The Election Commission of Pakistan
The Election Commission of Pakistan

LAHORE: The Chief Election Commissioner, Sikandar Sultan Raja, has said that the best possible arrangements in NA-133 have been made in cooperation with the government and Punjab Rangers for the by-election scheduled to be held tomorrow, December 5, 2021.

Talking to Geo News on Saturday, the Chief Election Commissioner said that mobile apps have been downloaded on the mobile phones of presiding officers to keep a tight watch on activities.

Three committees have been constituted to review the use of electronic voting machines, with professional and technical personnel included in the committees, said the Chief Election Commissioner.

“The decision on EVMs will be made in light of the committees’ recommendations,” he stated.

During the elections, he said, police will be deployed at all polling stations and Rangers will patrol.

According to the Chief Election Commissioner, there has been no incident of the presiding officer going missing in any election since the Daska election.

Those who were guilty of the violations in the Daska elections would pay a price, he assured.

NA 133 by-poll

Around 254 polling stations have been set up for the polling process of NA-133 including 22 polling stations of A category, 198 of B category whereas 34 polling stations of C category. Around 200 separate polling stations have been set up for men and women and 54 mixed polling stations have also been set up.

The PPP is actively campaigning in the NA-133 by-election in Lahore, which is considered a stronghold of the rival PML-N, in the hopes of reviving the party in Punjab.

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