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People are casting their votes as polling for the by-election for Punjab Assembly seat PP-168, is underway today (Thursday).

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalized all necessary arrangements to hold the by-elections in a peaceful manner.

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The polling started at sharp 8 am and will continue till 5pmwithout any break.

This seat was vacated by a senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and former minister for railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq after he was elected to the National Assembly from NA-131 Lahore in the October last by-polls.

Khawaja Saad Rafiq had obtained 34114 votes to defeat the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Muhammad Fiaz Bhatti who secured 14940 votes.

The PTI candidate is working hard to fill the gap. Rana Khalid has been long affiliated with the PML-N and the party has awarded him ticket recognizing his services.