Secretary ECP visits Election Complaints Cell

11:23 AM | 25 Jul, 2018
Secretary ECP visits Election Complaints Cell
ISLAMABAD - Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Babar Yaqoob visited Election Complaints Cell here Wednesday morning and inspected arrangements there.

Later talking to media, he said all election-related complaints received from voters will be addressed by the Complaint Cell.

He said the Election Commission of Pakistan is an independent and responsible institution.

The polling across Pakistan for the 11th General Elections 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.