ECP to set up 80,000 polling stations nationwide

People in regional and tribal areas stand to gain from this initiative, the ECP has claimed.

March 20, 2013

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commissionof Pakistan (ECP) will set up around 80,0000 pollingstations across the country for the upcoming general elections.       

"Though exact number of polling stations is yet to be ascertained, it will be around 80,0000 against 65,000 during previous general polls, " an ECP official said.

In order to facilitate voters, polling stations would be set up at every two kilometres, the official said.

However, he said that the exact locations of the polling stations would be finalised after consultation with public representatives as well as the political parties.

The ECP official further added that in case of differences of views on setting up polling stations, the issues would be resolved through consultation with public representatives and the political parties.

"In tribal areas, people avoid visiting other tribe's premises owing to security reasons. In such cases, the people prefer to have polling stations in their own area."


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