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NA-221 by-election: Polling underway as PPP appears to be like to retain seat

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  • PPP and PTI to battle it out for NA-221 seat
  • NA-221 seat fell vacant after PPP’s Pir Noor Muhammad Shah Jillani handed away from coronavirus
  • Out of 318 polling stations, 130 have been declared extraordinarily delicate

Polling is underway for the NA-221 by-election in Tharparkar the place the PPP makes an attempt to retain its seat towards the PTI and 10 different candidates on Sunday. 

Polling for the by-election within the constituency started at 08:00am and is anticipated to proceed until 5pm with none interruption. The seat fell vacant after PPP chief Pir Noor Muhammad Shah Jillani handed away battling coronavirus at an area hospital in Karachi. 

The PPP has fielded Jillani’s son, Pir Ameer Ali Shah Jilani whereas the PTI has awarded the ticket to contest the by-election to Nizamuddin Rahimoon. Although there are 10 different candidates vying for the seat, candidates of the PTI and the PPP are anticipated to battle it out amongst themselves for the seat. 

In response to the district returning officer, the constituency has a complete variety of 281,900 votes whereas a complete of 318 polling stations are current within the constituency. 

Out of those 318 polling stations, 95 have been declared extraordinarily delicate whereas 130 have been declared delicate. 

An estimated 2,000 police and Rangers personnel have been stationed outdoors the polling stations. Polling stations which were deemed as extraordinarily delicate even have CCTV cameras put in in them. 

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