In a first, watermarked ballot papers to be used in 2018 general elections

Published: April 15, 2018
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Sources said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued an advance amount for the purchase with the printing process costing over Rs610 million. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Sources said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued an advance amount for the purchase with the printing process costing over Rs610 million. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

The ballot papers in the upcoming general elections will bear a watermark on them which is unprecedented in Pakistan’s electoral history, Express News reported.

According to reports, preparations for the general elections are in full swing with ballot papers to be used for voting to have an exclusive watermark for which paper is being purchased from France.

The special paper will be provided in June 2018 after which the printing process shall begin.

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Sources said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued an advance amount for the purchase with printing process costing over Rs610 million.

While the total cost of purchasing the ballot papers will be over one billion rupees.

The printing press corporation will be given 150 million rupees while the postal printing will be provided 110 million rupees.

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