Ghotki (Web Desk): Polling for by-election for the National Assembly constituency NA-205-Ghotki-II in Sindh is underway.
The polling began at 8am and will continue till 5pm without any break.
A strong contest is expected between Pakistan People's Party (PPP) candidate Sardar Muhammad Bakhsh Khan Mahar and independent candidate Sardar Ali Muhammad Khan Maher.
The NA seat fell vacant after the death of federal minister for narcotics control Ali Mohammad Mahar on May 21 due to cardiac arrest.
According to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), 290 polling stations have been set up in the constituency for 360,875 registered voters who are exercising their right to vote.
Earlier the ECP had deferred by-election at NA-205-Ghotki from the scheduled date of July 18 to 23 July.
The election was delayed for five days due to a case challenging the candidacy of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Sardar Muhammad Bakhsh Khan Mahar in Sindh High Court.