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Polling for bye-election in NA-19 Haripur has begun a short while ago and will continue till five pm in the evening without any interval.

Nine candidates including Babar Nawaz Khan of PML(N), Raja Aamir Zaman of PTI and Haji Mohammad Tahir Qureshi of PPP are in the run for the election.

Over five hundred and fifty thousand registered voters including over two hundred and fifty thousand female voters will exercise their right to vote. For this purpose, election commission has established five hundred and thirteen polling stations.

The district administration has made elaborate security arrangements to provide peaceful environment to voters on polling day.

Election Commission will adopt bio-metric system at 30 polling stations in NA-19 Haripur today.

According to the commission, the new system will be implemented with the joint collaboration of NADRA, PTA and Ufone.

In case of success, the bio-metric system would be replicated in local government and by-elections in other part of the country.

Special teams have been trained for this purpose.


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