The by-election is scheduled to happen on December 5 however controversy has already reared its ugly head.
The struggle for votes between PML-N and PPP for the by-poll had gone past the constituency to social media Sunday, the place a viral video appeared to point out voters being bribed by the contesting celebration members.
The ECP held a gathering Monday, chaired by the election commissioner of Punjab to evaluate preparations earlier than the by-election.
The assembly was attended by the Lahore deputy commissioner, returning officer, district returning officer, and Pakistan Rangers officers.
Through the assembly, the Nationwide Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Pakistan Digital Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and different authorities involved have been directed to arrange a report on the viral video and ship it to the fee instantly.
“Strict motion might be taken towards the weather concerned [in the incident] as quickly because the report is acquired,” the assembly determined.
It was said within the assembly that the profitable candidate could also be disqualified if he/she is discovered to be concerned within the video scandal.
The assembly additionally determined that the Rangers personnel will patrol the constituency on the day of the election whereas police might be chargeable for sustaining regulation and order within the environment of polling stations.
The contributors of the assembly have been knowledgeable that the polling materials has been handed over to the returning officer.
Furthermore, 21 out of 254 polling stations within the constituency have been declared extraordinarily delicate, 199 have been declared delicate and 34 have been declared regular.
Members agreed that the variety of CCTV cameras and police personnel must be elevated at polling stations deemed extraordinarily delicate.
The ECP’s Punjab spokesperson mentioned that the election commissioner of Punjab knowledgeable the chief election commissioner of Pakistan in regards to the selections made on the assembly.