Result awaited as vote count in NA-75 Daska by-election gets underway

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DASKA (Web Desk) – All eyes are now on the election result as the voting process in NA-75 by-election in Daska has concluded. The PML-N has fielded Nosheen Iftikhar while Ali Asjad Malhi is the candidate for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

As per unofficial and undeclared results from eighteen polling stations, PTI’s Ali Asjad Malhi is leading with 8,891 votes, whereas, PML-N’s Nosheen Iftikhar has obtained 7,996 votes so far.

POLLING ARRANGEMENTS 

The polling that started at 8am continued till 5 pm without any break. 360 polling stations were setup for the 4,94000 registered voters in the constituency. Out of which, 47 polling stations were declared sensitive by the ECP. 

The ECP had directed the authorities to install over 100 CCTV cameras at sensitive polling stations to monitor the situation on polling day.

To deal with any untoward situation, Rangers and Police were deployed in the constituency with Pakistan Army soldiers on standby.

ELECTION COMMISSION ISSUES SHOW-CAUSE NOTICES 

Earlier today, the Election Commission issued show-cause notices to a Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Zeeshan Rafiq and Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan over the violation of election code of conduct during NA-75 Daska by-elections.

PTI workers stopped Zeeshan Rafiq when he arrived in the constituency and told him that he could not visit the constituency as he is a lawmaker.

Police officials who were stationed there for security directed Rafiq to leave the premises of the constituency.

ECP issued notice to the PML-N legislator for visiting the NA-75 constituency during voting process.

The commission also served a show cause notice to Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan for holding a press conference in the NA-75 constituency and announcing development projects for the area.

ECP has directed her to submit response within two days hours.

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