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Polling for PS-11 Larkana by-election ends, vote count under way

Polling for by-election in the Sindh Assembly constituency PS-11 Larkana-II has ended and the counting of votes is under way.

The polling process began at 8am on Thursday and continued until 5pm.

The main contestants for the seat are PPP’s Jameel Ahmed Soomro and Grand Democratic Alliance’s Moazzam Ali Khan Abbassi. Soomro is the political secretary of PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

Related: Bilawal, others sent show-cause notices after Larkana rally

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan, 138 polling stations were set up in the constituency for the 152,614 registered voters, of which 83,106 are male and 69,598 female.

Twenty polling stations in the constituency were declared highly sensitive and 50 sensitive.

The seat fell vacant after the Supreme Court de-seated GDA’s Moazzam Abbasi for failing to declare his assets in his nomination papers.

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