Re-polling in NA-259 today

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QUETTA: Re-polling in 29 polling stations for the National Assembly seat NA-259 will be held on Sunday.

The Supreme Court had ordered re-election after Mir Tariq Mehmood Khetran, who was declared runner-up in the 2018 general elections, had challenged the result.

Shahzain Bugti of the Jamhoori Watan Party was the winner. The constituency is comprised of Dera Bugti, Kohlu, Sibbi and Barkhan districts of Balochistan.

The Election Commission of Pakistan has set up 115 booths at 29 polling stations. Of them, 18 polling stations were declared as very sensitive.

There are a total of 31 candidates in the run.

The number of registered voters is 47,269 — 27,899 women and 19,370 men. Personnel of police, Frontier Cops, Balochistan Constabulary and Levies have been deployed at the polling stations to ensure peaceful conduct of the polls.

Published in Dawn