ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan has categorized the polling stations for the upcoming elections as normal, sensitive and highly sensitive, with 20,000 of them declared sensitive.
Altaf Ahmed, the spokesperson of the electoral body, has said that ECP was committed to educating the general public regarding electoral process because the maximum participation of people was vital to strengthen the democracy in the country.
Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that Election Commission of Pakistan had agreed to extend the polling time by one hour in order to facilitate the general public and ensure the maximum participation of voters.
He said that ECP had given clear directions regarding the implementation of the code of conduct and the monitoring teams would report the violation following which the violators would have to bear the consequences.
To a question, he said that a detailed code of conduct was issued to the media to focus on the awareness campaign of the voter to include maximum people in the electoral process.
He said that we were highly concerned with the safety of the voters, polling officers and other staff.
It is compulsory to hold an Original National Identity Card to cast the vote, no one would be allowed to cast vote on the photocopy of the ID card. Voter with an expired ID card was also allowed to cast the vote, he concluded.