Pakistan News / Multan News > Voting in by-election in NA-151, a seat vacated by former Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani after his disqualification, is currently in progress.
There are ten candidates contesting the bye-election in this Multan constituency with only the son of former PM Gilani, Abdul Qadir Gilani as the lone candidate, who is contesting election on Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) ticket; while nine candidates are independent.
The real competition is expected between Gilani and Malik Shaukat Hayat Boson, with backing from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
It should be mentioned here that Shaukat is the younger brother of former federal minister and leader Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Sikandar Hayat Boson.
However, N-League did not announce to field its candidate for by-election in NA-15. There are at least 307871 registered voters in the constituency; of them, 167,091 are male and 140,080 are women.
A total of 245 polling stations have been made for the polls. A party of ten policemen has been appointed at each sensitive polling station and five personnel have been deployed at other police stations each.