KARACHI: Voting is underway for NA-258 by-polls.
A total of eleven candidates from various various political parties will be contesting the election. Polling began at 08:00 am and is expected to conclude at 05:00 pm without any interruption.
The seat fell vacant after PML-N member Abdul Hakeem Baloch quit the party and joined Pakistan Peoples Party.
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had announced the by-election on 22nd November. The poll date later extended to 24th November due to IDEAS 2016 defence exhibition.
Rangers have been deployed both inside and outside the polling stations during the by-elections. Mobile phones are also restricted from polling stations.
Out of 2287 polling stations, 60 have been declared highly sensitive, while 207 polling stations were regarded sensitive.
Source: By-polls for NA-258 underway in Karachi