MULTAN: Polling process in by-election in PP-196 has started amid tight security arrangements.
About 3000 police officials have been discharging duties to maintain security arrangements in the constituency.
According to official sources, Rangers officials are guarding the polling station.
A total of 133 polling stations have been set up for 176,315 registered voters of the constituency.
PML-N candidate Rana Mahmoodul Hassan, PTI nominee Rana Abdul Jabbar, PPP candidate Muhammad Hussain Arain and APML nominee Habib Ahmad Ansari besides ten independent candidates are in the field for PP-196 seat that was left vacant following disqualification of former Punjab minister for prisons Chaudhry Abdul Waheed Arain on the orders of election tribunal.
However, PML-N, PTI and PPP candidates are being tipped by political analysts as the main contestant and tough contest is expected among the three candidates.