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Jul 24, 2018
11:42PM

Elections postponed in eight national, provincial assembly constituencies in Pakistan

Elections have been postponed in eight national and provincial assembly constituencies in Pakistan which goes to the polls tomorrow. According to a local media report in one of the constituencies, a candidate had been disqualified while in the other seven, the contesting candidates had passed away.  

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi was handed a life sentence in the Ephedrine quota case, rendering him unfit to contest the polls for NA-60, leading to the postponement.
The polls shall be contested in 841 constituencies of the country tomorrow. Of these, votes shall be cast in 271 constituencies out of 272 National Assembly seats. While in the four provinces, candidates will battle it out in 500 of the 507 seats available.

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