GHOTKI: The by-poll for PS-7 constituency is underway in Ghotki.
A tough contest is expected between the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Mian Abdul Bari and Pakistan Muslim League – Functional’s (PML-F) Mian Abdul Malik.
The PS-7 seat was vacated after the death of Sindh Assembly’s member Ahmed Ali Khan.
As many as 179,000 people will exercise their right to vote, by casting their votes at 163 polling stations in the constituency.
The Election Monitoring officer Noor Muhammad had imposed a fine of 50,000 rupees each on both candidates on Sunday for violating election rules.
Law enforcement agencies, including the Rangers, are ensuring a smooth voting process. Nearly 3,500 police officers including six SPs, 2 ASPs and 11 DSPs are deployed at polling stations to ensure strict security.