The Election Commission of Pakistan wrote a letter to Ministry of Defence for deployment of Army troops in NA-120 constituency of Lahore for the by-polls.
The demand for deployment of the army was made by Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). The returning officer has made a request to ECP for army deployment.
Army soldiers will present in and outside of the polling stations and will remain there till the counting of votes is completed.
The NA-120 seat fell vacant after the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The by-polls on NA-120 constituency will be held on September 17. A close contest is expected between PTI’s Yasmin Rashid and PML-N’s Kulsoom Nawaz.