Voters in Pakistan have gone to the polls today (Wednesday) to fill vacancies in national and provincial parliaments.
The 10 national and 19 provincial seats became open after some parliament members won more than one constituency in the October 10th elections.
Pakistani law allows candidates to run in as many constituencies as they want. But if they win more than one seat, they are required to keep one and surrender the other.
Police in Pakistan's southern Sindh province say three supporters of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's party have been killed in election-day violence. Officials say the motive for the killings is unclear and an investigation is under way.
The government of Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali currently heads a fragile coalition in the 342-seat national assembly and is hoping today's (Wednesday's) voting will give it a more comfortable majority.
The French Press Agency quotes spokesmen for opposition parties as saying the government tried to tamper with the balloting.