Work on printing, dispatch of ballot papers completed: ECP

Work on printing, dispatch of ballot papers completed: ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that work on printing and dispatch of ballot papers has been completed.
Secretary ECP Babar Yaqub while briefing media in Islamabad today (Saturday) said all relevant election material has been dispatched to the Returning Officers.
He said postal ballots will be thoroughly scrutinized after election in every constituency to stop their misuse.
Secretary ECP said eight hundred thousand security personnel deployed for security of polling stations will completely follow the code of conduct.
He said security forces comprising 450,000 police personnel and 350,000 army people will provide security to the voters and polling staff for smooth conduct of elections.
Presiding Officers at the polling stations will be fully incharge and police and military personnel will work under them.
Babar Yaqub said ECP is thankful to Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan and Chief Justices of all four high courts to allow their judges to work as Returning Officers, despite their own work load.
He said provincial election commissioners have confirmed that CCTV cameras have been installed at all sensitive places.
Replying to a question, Secretary ECP said the Commission has issued notices to those candidates whose names were included in UN sanctions list to appear before the ECP on Monday.
He said ECP has given briefings to the international election observers regarding holding of free, fair and transparent election.
The Secretary ECP said various steps have been taken to facilitate the voters in the election process.
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Replying to another question, Babar Yaqub said ECP has written a letter to Chief Ministers of all four provinces to take notice of the complaints, if any, of stopping of campaigns of any political party.


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