Islamabad - More than 28,000 military personnel will be deployed to secure over 7,000 polling stations being set up for October 14 by-elections.

According to details, 4 personnel of Pakistan Army will be deployed inside and outside each polling station. 

By-elections are scheduled next week for which election authorities have set up 7,804 polling stations. The by-elections are being held in a total of 37 vacant seats of the National and four provincial assemblies, including 11 constituencies of National Assembly, 13 of Punjab Assembly, 9 of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, 2 Sindh, and 2 Balochistan Assembly seats.

A total of 9,691,728 voters, including 5,338,688 male and 4,353,040 female are registered in these constituencies.  The October 14 by-polls will also mark the first time that 7,419 Pakistanis living abroad will exercise their right to vote through internet voting in this election.

The ECP has deputed 7, 804 presiding officers, 22,736 assistant presiding officers and as many polling officers to supervise these polls.