LOWER DIR, 7 May: Polling is underway the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s seat PK-95, Lower Dir.

The seat fell vacant after election of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq as Senator. A tough contest is expected on the seat between JI’s Aizazul Mulk and Haji Bahadur Khan of the Awami National Party (ANP) in the by-poll.

The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) has also announced to support the JI candidate for the PK-95 by-election.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has established 80 polling stations for the election. The polling got underway at 8:00am.

Strict security measures have been taken in the area for the by-election.

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