Lahore: Military personnel have taken control of 248 polling stations set up for by-elections in NA-122 and PP-147.

The personnel would remain deployed inside and outside the polling stations, during by-elections to be held on Sunday. Arrangements have also been finalized under supervision of army in the constituency.

The polling staffers have been trained to provide friendly environment to voters in the polling stations of NA-122 and PP-147, which were established in 117 buildings.

Meanwhile, distribution of polling material including ballot boxes and papers to the polling staff has also begun under strict security. A total of seventeen candidates are in the arena in NA-122. Prominent among them are Sardar Ayaz Sadiq of PML-N, Abdul Aleem Khan of PTI and Barrister Mian Aamir Hassan of PPP.

In PP-147 Lahore, the main candidates are Mohsin Latif of PML-N, Muhammad Shoaib Siddique of PTI and Iftikhar Shahid Advocate of PPP.