As Pakistanis across the country head to the polling stations, We brings you coverage of one of the most important elections in the country’s history. There are 105, 955,407 registered voters in the country who will be voting for candidates for 849 seats in the national and provincial assemblies. The army will be providing security at polling stations and 370,000 military personnel have been deployed.
Polling has yet to begin at a polling station in Karachi’s NA-241:
The area includes Korangi, DHA section VII extension and Lucknow Society. The polling employees has not arrived however and half the day is over. The station is in a region that had earlier been declared ‘sensitive’.
In Karachi’s NA-247, ladies voters ar quite men. an outsized range of individuals have showed up at polling stations in areas like DHA, Clifton and Saddar, in keeping with the reporter Sanjay Sadhwani.
Some ladies ar carrying babies once attending to vote.
With [*fr1] the day over, here is associate update on numerical quantity in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
In NA-52 there has been a thirty five to four-hundredth turnout, in NA-53 25 to half-hour and NA-54 35th of individuals have voted up to now.
In Rawalpindi, NA-58 Gujjar Khan has seen a turnout of thirty five to four-hundredth as of 1pm. The election in NA-60 could are delayed however the elections for PP-11 and PP-17 are being conducted and half-hour turnout has been recorded.
There has been a turnout of two hundredth recorded in NA-59, twenty to twenty fifth in NA-61, thirty to four-hundredth in NA-62 and twenty fifth in NA-63 Taxila.
“Generally, turnout in Pakistan is forty to forty fifth,” says analyst Adnan Adil. “If the turnout is underneath five hundredth, queries are raised.”
Out of 750 registered voters at a polling station in Dera Ismail Khan’s NA-38, solely ninety votes are solid.
A polling station in Peshawar’s NA-28 has ‘gone missing’. The individuals say that the commission gave them an address to solid their votes however once they received the address they found that the polling station at Govt grammar school Akhunabad wasn’t there.
“We have all arrived here when a message from the commission,” said one man. “We are all from completely different parties. wherever can we solid our votes now?”
A number of individuals have gathered outside a polling station in Korangi’s NA-240, reports SAMAA TV correspondent Faisal Khan. they’re not being allowed to travel within. “The polling employees is extremely slow, that is why they aren’t rental USA in,” aforesaid one man. “If this continues, solely half USA would be ready to solid our votes.”