The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday decided that the by-polls will be held at the fixed time period. An important meeting regarding the by-elections was held in the ECP on Friday. During the meeting, it was decided that polling will be held in eight constituencies of the National Assembly and three constituencies of the Punjab Assembly on October 16, while Pakistan Army, Rangers and FC personnel will provide security for the elections. In this regard, the Election Commission has issued instructions to the Ministry of Interior to make all arrangements for security. The ECP has asked the candidates contesting the by elections on eight National and three Provincial Assembly seats to end their respective election campaigns until 12:00 am midnight Friday. According to ECP, all the parties and their candidates had been directed to end their political campaign and public meetings from the midnight falling between Oct 14 and 15, 2022. While no candidate or party leader would address gatherings or corner meetings or take out processions in their respective constituencies after the deadline. The political parties and the candidates must follow the provision of law and exercise self-restraint to enable polls could be held in peaceful manner on October 16, 2022. Legal action would be taken against those political leaders and parties on violating the rule. By elections were being held in 11 constituencies including six constituencies of Punjab, three of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and two constituencies of Sindh on Sunday. The constituencies included NA-22 Mardan-III, NA-24 Charsadda-II, NA-31 Peshawar-V, NA-108 Faisalabad-VIII, NA-118 Nankana Sahib -II, NA-237 Malir-II, NA-239, Korangi, Karachi-I. NA 157 Multan-IV. Provincial Assembly constituencies included PP-139, Sheikhupura-V, PP-209, Khanewal VII, and PP- 241 Bahawalnagar V. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan is contesting by elections in seven out of eight constituencies of National Assembly.