Election campaign ends amid PTI, PML-N power shows

July 24, 2018

The election campaign of political parties for July 25 general elections ended at midnight, as candidates made last-ditch efforts to persuade the voters.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan concluded the party’s electioneering with large rallies in Lahore. The party aims at conquering the PML-N powerbase.

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif addressed a rally in Dera Ghazi Khan from where he is contesting the election for National Assembly seat, NA-192.

Shehbaz Sharif’s son, Hamza Shehbaz, addressed an election rally in Lahore, whereas another PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reached out to the voters in Islamabad.

Pak Sarzameen Party and Muttahida Qaumi Movement held their last election rallies in Karachi.

Pakistan People’s Party held election gatherings in Larkana and Jacobabad where the party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addressed his supporters.

Authorities have finalized the arrangements for July 25’s general election in Pakistan.

According to the Election Commission, about 3,675 candidates are in the race for 272 National Assembly seats and about 8,895 for 577 general seats of the four provincial assemblies.

According to the electoral rolls, 105.96 million voters are eligible to vote in Pakistan. The ECP says that more than 85,000 polling stations have been set up across the country, with 20,000 polling stations have been declared sensitive.

At least 450,000 policemen and nearly 0.3 million army troops will be deployed on the polling day.

It will be a public holiday on election day.

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