Tomorrow, A grand celebration of Democracy: ECP secretary

ISLAMABAD: Secretary election commission Babar Yaqub held a media presser claiming that the nation will celebrate the spirit of Democracy.

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“Tomorrow’s voter turn out expected to be more than that of previous elections”.

Seventeen Thousand polling stations are deemed a little sensitive, 1623 independent candidates are also taking part in tomorrows election added the secretary.

120 political parties have registered themselves with the ECP.

ECP is trying its best to ensure free, fair and unbiased elections

ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (r) Sardar Muhammad Raza on Tuesday said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is trying its best to ensure free, fair and unbiased elections on July 25.

In a video message released by the election body, he urged voters to “fulfil their duty towards the nation by casting their votes as it is their responsibly as a citizen on polling day”.

Over the past few days, the ECP has released multiple notifications for voters, polling staff and political parties, explaining what to do — and what not to do — on polling day.

Earlier, on Friday senators belonging to PML-N expressed serious reservations regarding the countrywide elections demanding that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the caretaker government allay their concerns.

Senator Muhammad Javed Abbasi warned that “dark clouds are looming over the elections” scheduled for July 25 and that the nation could have to bear a heavy loss if the situation didn’t change.

 

ECP directs polling staff to facilitate elderly, transgenders on polling day

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed its polling staff to ensure proper guidance and assistance to voters, especially to elderly, transgenders and pregnant women on the polling day on Wednesday.

The ECP directed polling staff to be punctual and perform their duties without any bias for or against any political party, electoral candidates, media outlets, inspectors or political parties’ representatives.

Presiding officers were directed by the ECP to only obey orders issued by the district returning officers or returning officers.

The ECP directed the polling staff to perform duties in accordance with the law and remain in contact with their superiors at all times.

If any official cannot perform their duties for any reason, he/she must inform their respective presiding officer without delay, who in turn will inform their returning officer.

Polling staff will not get involved in any political activity or campaign nor will they show their personal preference or bias while performing their duties.

Polling staff have also been asked not to wear the electoral sign of any candidate nor will they pin a badge of any political party.

The Commission has asked the polling staff to ensure the secrecy of the votes cast by voters.

It also asked the presiding officers to ensure the voting process in a smooth manner, while the polling staff, especially assistant presiding officers, will ensure assistance to their presiding officers until the completion of election results and during the packing of voting equipment.

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