KARACHI–Electioneering for by-polls in NA-246 ended midnight today while ballot boxes have been dispatched to respective polling stations.
Pillion riding has been banned throughout the city for three days with effect from midnight today.
Ballot boxes and compartments for making polling booth have also been dispatched while the delivery of other material for polling stations is continuing. Packing of 357,781 ballot papers is underway according to polling stations.
Voter lists, permanent ink and stationary will be delivered to polling stations in the night between April 22 and 23, Election Commission sources told media.
Presiding Officers, under the supervision of Rangers and Police, will bring ballot papers to polling stations early morning of 23 April.
Special passes have been issued to polling staff to be deployed in NA-246 constituency while for the first time in Pakistan’s history installation of CCTV cameras has also been completed.
The surveillance cameras were installed on the request of the Sindh Rangers, while pillion riding has also been banned for three days in the port city ahead of NA-246 by-polls with effect from 12:00AM Wednesday.
The heavyweights contesting the by-polls from NA-246 are: Kanwar Naveed Jamil of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Imran Ismail of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Rashid Naseem of Jamaat-e-Islami.