Pakistan Election 2018: Live updates

Imran’s media talk

The ECP took notice of PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s media talk inside the premises of polling station. The PTI chief held a press conference in a polling station in Islamabad where he had come to cast his vote.


12: 15 am – PPP leader Saeed Ghani has complained of slow voting. Ghani, who is contesting from PS-104 Karachi, told Geo News that the slow voting process may effect turn out.

11:45 am – At least 25 people embraced martyrdom when a ‘suicide bomber’ targeted a polling station in Quetta.

 

 

09:55 am – Polling officers barred from entering polling station number 106 of NA-247 in Karachi.

The ECP has received complaints regarding the issue from Jamaat-i-Islami.

08:56 am – A large number of female voters in Peshawar are reportedly being seen at the polling stations to cast their votes.

Election countdown begins

04:10am – Security is being tightened ahead of today’s crucial elections as more than 100 million registered voters are gearing up to elect their next leader.

All essential materials needed for the conduct of the election are present in  the polling stations.


ECP unveils method to do away with fake votes

03:39am – The ECP has formulated a method to do away with fake votes from the process by allowing tender votes to be cast instead.

If a voter brings to attention a fake vote, he will be asked to cast a tender vote in its place. The team at the polling station will verify the person who highlighted the fake vote and that it will count the tender votes separately.

In order for this to work, the name of any voter, who brings to light a fake vote, will be added to the tender list so that all of the fake votes can be identified.


02:20am – Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Barrister Ali Zafar has  urged people to vote without fear in polls, saying the sole purpose of the caretaker government is to ensure that people freely exercised their right to vote during general election 2018 scheduled on Wednesday.


02:00am – As many as 53,000 international, national and local observers and media persons will monitor the elections.


01:30am – Election Commission of Pakistan has established 83, 307 polling stations, 17,000 of them have been declared as sensitive.

The ECP has set up 23, 424 polling stations for male voters and 21,707 for female voters. Around 40, 133 combined polling stations and 43 improvised polling stations have been set up. CCTV cameras have been installed at sensitive polling stations.

Updated: July 25, 2018 — 8:10 am

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