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Another hurdle regarding elections in Pakistan over, Commission reveals its final preparations


The report also said, "A total of 90,675 polling stations with 276,402 polling booths will be set up across Pakistan under the polling plan for a total of 128 million voters. If the laws had been followed, the number of polling stations would have increased from 107,000." Would have been more."

The speculations regarding elections in Pakistan finally seem to have come to an end. After long speculations, the country's Election Commission has revealed its final preparations for the elections to be held on February 8 next month. The Commission said that 90,675 polling booth centers will be set up for voting, where about 13 crore voters will participate.

According to the report of local media Dawn newspaper, the Commission was to release the final preparation plan at least 30 days before the elections, but it could not announce it twice on its deadline, now a few weeks before the voting. The voting plan was announced by the country's top electoral institution.

Voting at more than 90 thousand polling stations

The final list of polling stations for every constituency under Section 59(6) of the Election Act 2017 is published, at least 30 days before the date of poll, in the Official Gazette as well as on the website of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). should go. The final preparedness plan released by the commission on Friday details the distribution of polling stations across all four states and the federal capital, categorizing stations as normal, sensitive or highly sensitive depending on the security situation and history of electoral violence. Is placed.

The report also said, “A total of 90,675 polling stations with 276,402 polling booths will be established across Pakistan under the voting scheme for a total of 128 million voters.” The report said that if the laws had been followed, the number of polling stations would have been more than 107,000, and each area would have had four polling booths.

Most polling stations in Punjab

According to local media reports, “For the general elections, 50,944 polling stations will be set up in Punjab alone, followed by 19,006 in Sindh, 15,697 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and 5,028 in Balochistan.”

Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Pakistan is facing a challenging situation where the apex court has either retained the permission of the candidates to contest elections or ordered them to change the election symbols. However, sources in the Commission say that the printing of ballot papers has already been completed for some of the constituencies from which these candidates have to contest.

It is learned that the schedule of printing of ballot papers was already difficult, and now after the new order, printing of ballot papers is again difficult. At present, sources said that about 26 crore ballot papers are being printed for 12.80 crore voters in the country.

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