ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is mulling over holding general polls 2018 on July-25 or July-16, well-informed sources told Dunya News.
Sources privy to ECP told our correspondent that ECP had finalized aforementioned dates for holding much-anticipated general polls 2018 whereas a summary to seek formal approval in this regard would be forwarded to President Mamnoon Hussain. ECP is bound to take formal approval from president of for finalizing general polls.
The officials of ECP stated that general polls would be held shortly after parliament would complete its tenure and work on summary had been initiated.
If events go smoothly, it would be only second time in country’s recorded history that a democratic government would transfer power to another civilian government.
On the other hand, all mainstream political outfits have expedited mass-contact campaigns as general polls 2018 near rapidly.
CCTVs to be installed in sensitive polling station
The election body has also decided to install closed-circuit television [CCTV] cameras in all sensitive polling stations of the country. The decision has been taken to avoid any untoward incident and to ensure transparency in the polling stations.
A review report—conducted by ECP—stated that basic facilities have been provided in as much as 367 polling stations across Punjab whereas work to provide same facilities in another 107 polling stations would begin soon. Likewise, process of providing basic facilities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s 532 stations has been completed whereas work to provide same facilities another 694 polling stations has been underway.
Sindh’s all 3688 polling stations have been upgraded with new facilities whereas steps are being taken to facilitate rehabilitants in Balochistan’s 576 polling stations.