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Wednesday May 05 2021
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PP-84 by-election: Woman gives birth in Khushab polling station

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KHUSHAB: As political rivals PPP, PML-N and the PTI vie for the PP-84 Khushab constituency on Wednesday, a woman gave birth in a polling station located at the constituency. 

Read more: PP-84 by-election: Khushab goes to the polls after PML-N MPA's death

The child was born at the Mith Tiwana Rural Health Centre, which has been turned into a polling station for the by-poll. 

The woman had reached the healthcare centre on time, but given that a public holiday was being observed in the constituency, the on-duty doctor was not present. The medic was then called to the medical facility. 

Speaking to Geo News, the father, Salamat, said he was ecstatic over the birth of his child. 

A picture of the newborn baby and the Mitha Tiwana rural health centre where the child was born. 

"I am very happy at the birth of my child on election day," he said. "Insha'Allah we will name the child after giving some though to it. Whichever name we think is suitable," he added. 

In response to a question, he said this was his first child. 

Following the delivery, the mother and the child are now fine.

Major political parties lock horns for PP-84 Khushab seat

Residents of Khushab in Punjab's Sargodha district are exercising the right to vote for their preferred candidate in to the PP-84 Punjab Assembly seat.

The seat was left vacant after the death of PML-N MPA Malik Muhammad Waris Kallu, who died on March 12 from COVID-19.

The government by way of preparations, formed 10 teams that will monitor the electoral process all the way to the announcement of the results.

The PML-N, PTI and PPP are among the parties contesting the poll.