KARACHI: Voting was yet to start in the Asian School in Rizwan society of Malir district falling under NA-253 constituency, when we spoke to our reporter Kazim Alam.
The delay in polling is occurring due to lack of material, such as ballot papers, at the stations. The polling staff was supposed to collect stationery from the urdu Science College but failed to do so.
The police and the polling staff is not ready to answer the queries of reporters or the people.
“Around 100 citizens are gathered here outside the polling station,” Kazim reported.
There was a delay in other polling stations falling under NA-253 and PS-118.
The gate opened 15 minutes later then the stipulated time, at 8:15, Federal Urdu Science University Gulshan-e-Iqbal.
The election commission staff is present inside the polling station but only party workers are helping people determine where their polling station is.
There is an immense turnout with hundreds of people of all ages here but there were no arrangement for the aged or handicapped.
Meanwhile, polling begun at 9am instead of 8am in NA 258, PS130, polling station in new Madar Millat Gulshan Hadid.
Around 150 people including teenagers, young adults, senior citizens and few women, were standing in long queues desperate to vote.
The trend of the staff coming late continues across Karachi.
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