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ECP releases action plan for printing, dispatching of ballot papers

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday released action plan regarding printing and dispatching of ballot papers for the upcoming general elections to the four provincial election commissioners, Pakistan National Security Printing Corporation, Pakistan Post Foundation and Pakistan Printing Corporation Press, Islamabad.

Under the action plan, all the provincial election commissioners have been directed to get detail of the number of ballot papers from returning officers concerned and provide the same to the aforementioned printing presses by June 30 so that printing of ballot papers could be started at the earliest.

The election commission has also sent a letter to the Pakistan Army for foolproof security during printing and dispatching of ballot papers.

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The ECP has 105,955,409 registered voters with 59,224,263 male and 46,731,146 female voters. According to final electoral rolls-2018 shared by the election commission, out of total registered voters 60,672,870 were from Punjab, 22,391,244 voters were from Sindh, 15,316,299 voters from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,299,494 voters from Balochistan, 2,510,154 voters from FATA and 765,348 voters from federal capital.

In Punjab, district Lahore has 5,398,623 voters which is the highest votes in the province while lowest votes are in district Hafizabad which are 684,447.

In Sindh, the highest 1.86m voters are registered in Karachi Central, followed by 1.66m in Karachi West and 1.43m in Karachi East. Larkana has 703,255 voters and Shaheed Benazirabad has 775,613 voters.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, there are 15,316,299 registered voters in the province.

1,693,386 voters are registered in Peshawar which is the highest number of votes in the province while district Torghar has the least number of votes of 90,414.

Balochistan have 4,299,494 registered votes and district Quetta stands first in terms of the highest number of 683,957 voters, while district Sherani has the lowest registered voters of 39,753.

FATA has 2,510,154 registered votes, while Islamabad’s number stands at 765,348 votes.

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