Four PPP workers injured in cracker attack on polling camp

10:45 AM | 25 Jul, 2018
Four PPP workers injured in cracker attack on polling camp
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LARKANA - At least four workers of Pakistan Peoples Party were left injured in a cracker attack directed at their camp in Larkana city of Sindh on Wednesday.

The camp is located in NA-200 constituency outside the Shah Muhammad polling station where the public was casting their vote for the 11th general elections. After the attack, the polling process was put to a halt.

Meanwhile, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari took to Twitter and denounced the attack, questioning the role of the electoral body.

The polling across Pakistan started at 8 am which will continue till 6 pm without any formal break.

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In the ongoing elections, as many as 105.96 million people, including 47 million female voters, will be able to use their right to vote from 8 am till 6 pm without any formal break, with over 1,2000 candidates vying for 270 national and 570 provincial assembly seats. Twenty-three percent of the total voters would be taking part in the exercise for the first time.

It is common practice in the rural areas of Pakistan where female voters are denied their right; however, the turnover of women voters in urban areas remained comparatively satisfactory in the previous elections.