Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said that the by-elections in 35 constituencies were held on Sunday in a free, fair and peaceful manner.
As many as 370 candidates ran for by-elections in 35 constituencies of national and provincial assemblies, out of which 218 candidates had contested from Punjab, 57 from Sindh, 59 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 36 from Balochistan.
According to an ECP official, voters exercised their right to vote to elect their representatives during polling time from 8am to 5pm without break.
He said that for the first time in the history of the country, overseas Pakistani voters participated in the election process by casting their vote. As many as 7,364 eligible I-voters were given voter passes for the by-polls.
Elections were held on 24 seats from provincial assemblies, including 11 seats for Punjab Assembly, nine for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and two each for Sindh and Balochistan.
For the 11 National Assembly seats, by-elections were held in nine constituencies in Punjab, one in Sindh and one in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The ECP official said that total registered voters for the 35 constituencies were 9,283,074. A fair amount of voter turnout was seen, especially with women and the elderly showing up to vote in droves.
ISLAMABAD: October 14 – Polling official open the ballot box at polling station during by-election in constituency NA-53. APP photo by Saeed-ul-Mulk
ISLAMABAD: October 14 – A senior citizen checking his name in voters list at a polling camp to cast his vote during Bye-Election-2018 in the federal capital. APP photo by Sheikh Irshad
QUETTA: Oct 14 – Polling staff is counting the votes after by-elections in NA-35 constituency of Mastung area. ONLINE PHOTO by Samiullah
JALALPUR PIRWALA: October 14 – Women showing their Identity cards after casting vote outside a polling station during the by-Election in PP-222 at Naseer Pur. APP photo by GM Kashif
JALALPUR PIRWALA: October 14 – A man carrying his elderly father for casting vote during by-election in PP-222 constituency at Naseer Pur. APP photo by GM Kashif
JALALPUR PIRWALA: October 14 – Relative of a senior citizen helping her to cast vote in a polling station during the by-Election in PP-222 at Naseer Pur. APP photo by GM Kashif
PESHAWAR: October 14 – Security personnel standing high alert position in front of polling station Girls High School Purana Kasabkhana. APP photo by Shaheryar Anjum
RAWALPINDI: October 14 – A youngster holding flags of political parties outside polling station during by-election. APP photo by Abid Zia
KARACHI, PAKISTAN, OCT 14: Security is high alert at a polling station during by-elections
in NA-243 constituency in Karachi on Sunday, October 14, 2018. The polling for by-elections on
35 constituencies of National and provincial assemblies is underway countrywide amid strict
security. (S.Imran Ali/PPI Images).
PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN, OCT 14: Security is high alert at a polling station during by-
elections in PK-78 constituency in Peshawar on Sunday, October 14, 2018. The polling for by-
elections on 35 constituencies of National and provincial assemblies is underway countrywide
amid strict security. (Fahad Pervez/PPI Images).