PESHAWAR: Polling started in almost all polling stations in an NA-4 constituency, amid high security where a by-election is underway.
The polling process was scheduled to begin at 8 am and voters were seen lining up around 7:30 am.
Pillion riding and use of mobile phones are banned inside all polling stations.
A total of 5,000 police and 1,700 army personnel have been deployed to avoid any untoward incident taking place during the polling.
The seat had fallen vacant after the demise of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s MNA Gulzar Khan.
As many as fourteen candidates are on the run. Six of them are contesting the election from the platform of different political parties and eight as independent candidates.
According to Election Commission of Pakistan, more than 0.3million votes are registered in the constituency.