ECP to increase polling stations number for 2018 general elections

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday decided to increase the number of polling stations for next general elections 2018.

The decision was taken in ECP’s Planning Committee meeting, which was chaired by Secretary ECP Babar Yaqoob and attended by Provincial Election Commissioners and other officials of the commission.

The meeting decided that new polling stations will be formed for general elections 2018 in the light of new legislation. It was decided that the existing number of 69,000 polling stations will be increased upto 100,000.

The meeting was informed that the ECP has finalized 700,000 staff for next general elections

It was further informed that the commission will establish its storage house and strong rooms throughout the country by the end of this year. Secretary ECP will visit in coming days to inaugurate storage house and strong rooms in Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu and Kohat.