By-elections 2018: Here are few guidelines to cast the vote

Nozair Hanif Mirza 04:34 PM | 13 Oct, 2018
By-elections 2018: Here are few guidelines to cast the vote
LAHORE - The by-polls on 35 constituencies across the country will be held tomorrow (Sunday) as over 9.9 million ballot papers have been printed for the purpose.

Here's your complete guide on how to check and cast your ballot:

How to Check

Eligible voters can check their polling station detail by sending a text message with their Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) number (without the dash) to 8300.

The reply message will contain the information containing their name, and the electoral area. The message also includes a serial number of the voters registered in the electoral rolls.


Here is the procedure to cast the vote as per Elections Act 2017.

  • Check your polling station and constituency details by sending an SMS containing CNIC number without a dash.
  • Bring your original valid or expired CNIC as other documents including Passport, driving license or CNIC photocopy are not valid.
  • Stay in your designated queues for male and female voters and wait for your turn.
  • Present your CNIC to polling officer for your verification.
  • Polling officer will issue two ballot papers – green for the national assembly and white for provincial assembly – after your verification and thumb impression.
  • Take ballot papers and go behind the voting screen and stamp on the symbol of the candidate of your choice. Make sure that you stamp on the right place and the ink mark is evident on the electoral symbol of the candidate you are voting for.
  • Fold your ballot paper wisely dispatched in the designated box – Green ballot box should be dispatched in a box with the green lid while the White with the white lid.
  • Give preference to patients, pregnant women, disabled, old, and transgender persons.
  • The polling time is 8am till 6pm, and people who will in the premises of the polling station can cast their vote only after 6 pm.


  • Do not bring a mobile phone, camera or any other multimedia device in the polling station.
  • Stamp only in the designated box for the candidate.
  • Taking pictures of a casted vote is prohibited.
  • Do not dispatch vote in other boxes.
  • Do not make any mark or overwrite on the ballot paper other than the stamp on the symbol of the candidate of your choice.
  • Do not engage in fight or a heated argument with the polling staff

How overseas Pakistani can cast their vote?

Registered Overseas Pakistanis can also cast their vote online for the by-election 2018.

The ECP has sent logins and passwords to registered Pakistanis residing out of the country on their valid email addresses.

On October 14, when polling begins in Pakistan at 8 am, they will be sent ballot papers. They’ll be able to click on the candidate they want to vote for.

If the system works, their ballot papers will be automatically converted into Form 45. If it doesn’t work the ECP will have to manually convert it to a Form 47.

Nozair Hanif Mirza
Nozair Hanif Mirza

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 7, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 07, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 302.9 306.15
Euro EUR 321 324
UK Pound Sterling GBP 376 380
U.A.E Dirham AED 83 84
Saudi Riyal SAR 79.2 81
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.46 767.46
Canadian Dollar CAD 227 230
China Yuan CNY 40.28 40.68
Danish Krone DKK 41.09 41.49
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.4 36.75
Indian Rupee INR 3.46 3.57
Japanese Yen JPY 1.98 2.06
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 928.09 937.09
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.16 175.16
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.88 26.18
Omani Riyal OMR 742.38 750.38
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.38 79.08
Singapore Dollar SGD 222.5 225
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.65
Swiss Franc CHF 313.87 316.35
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 7, 2023

Gold Rate Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 226,100 on Wednesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs193,850.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs 177,695 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 207, 257.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 226,100 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 226,100 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 226,100 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 226,100 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 226,100 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 226,100 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 226,100 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 226,100 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 226,100 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 226,100 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 226,100 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 226,100 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 226,100 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 226,100 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 226,100 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 226,100 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 226,100 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 226,100 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 226,100 PKR 2125

Daily Pakistan diligently monitors and updates the current gold rates in Pakistan on a daily basis


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