All focused on Punjab’s make or break by-elections

Preparations have been completed for the crucial make-or-break by-elections in 20 Punjab Assembly constituencies to be held on July 17 Sunday as the polling material has been distributed and the authorities have decided to deploy Rangers and FC personnel in these constituencies in order to maintain law and order situation.

While the Pakistan Army personnel will perform duty at sensitive polling stations, returning and presiding officers have been assigned the powers of magistrates.

It is pertinent to mention that the 20 seats fell vacant after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) “de-seated” 25 PTI dissident lawmakers on May 23 for voting against PML-N s Hamza Shahbaz in the Punjab chief minister s election. Which included five lawmakers elected on reserved seats for women and minorities.