ISLAMABAD, (SANA): Today (Saturday) will be the d-day for the Pakistani people as the masses would elect new government for the next five years in general elections. As many as 86162639 voters in the country would make use of their right to cast vote in the general elections being held today (Saturday).
Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan (ECP) Fakhruddin G Ibrahim advised the people to cast their votes without any fear.
According to details, votes would be cast for 1065 seats out of 1073 seats of national and provincial assemblies in the country. The elections have been postponed on two seats of national assembly and on six seats of provincial assemblies due to deaths of candidates.
Election commission advised all the presiding officers to take over the charge of polling stations and the process of dispatching the ballot papers across the country has been completed.
The violent elections campaign ended at midnight on Thursday and more than 100 people were killed during the elections campaign.
On the other hand, presiding officers have been given the powers of Magistrates and this the first time the presiding officers have been given the powers of magistrates.
According to ISPR, the process of dispatching the ballot papers across the country has been completed.
CEC said in his message that only the power of vote can change the destiny of the nation. He said that all the arrangements have been completed for holding free, fair and transparent elections in the country.
As many as 86162639 voters in the country would make use of their right to cast vote in the general elections today (Saturday) out of which there are 3,75,00000 women voters while there are more than 4,86,00,000 male voters who would make use of their right to cast vote on Saturday.
There are 337673 registered voters in Islamabad, 27726609 registered voters in Punjab, 10478375 voters in Sindh, 7010270 voters in KPK, 1146542 voters in tribal areas, 1914494 registered voters in Balochistan and total number of voters in the country is 86162639.
As many as 8, 61, 00,000 voters in the country would make use of their right to cast vote in the general elections being held today.
According to election commission of Pakistan, 69729 polling stations have been set up in the country and out of which 15681 polling stations have been declared sensitive.
Meanwhile, the Pak army said in a statement that security of the sensitive polling stations would be made more effective.