Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) candidate Ali Tareen and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) candidate Iqbal Shah on Monday have been fined Rs40,000 and Rs30,000 respectively as the polling in Lodhran by-elections is underway.
Polling material, including ballot papers, will be handed over to the polling staff on Sunday.
The Lodhran by-poll is being seen as a litmus test for the PTI in the build-up to the upcoming general elections scheduled this year around August.
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The Supreme Court, in its judgment in December 2017, had said that Tareen had pleaded guilty to insider trading and ruled that he can not be termed honest and stands disqualified for life as per Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution.
Besides Ali Tareen and Muhammad Iqbal Shah, Pakistan People's Party's (PPP) Mirza Muhammad Ali Baig is also being considered a strong Candidate in NA-154 Lodhran-I by-election being contested by a total of 10 Candidates.
He was de-seated for deliberately submitting a false statement in the Supreme Court to hide his property in the United Kingdom.
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According to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), 328 polling stations have been set up in the constituency for 431,002 registered voters.
The Supreme Court had ordered re-election in the constituency after it found irregularities in 2013 elections.
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