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ECP desires elections are held in a peacefull environment: secretary

ISLAMABAD: Just a day before the general elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is confident that all preparations have been made and the polls will be held in a peacefull and conducive environment. Secretary ECP Babar Yaqub on Tuesday gave an overview of the 2018 general elections. He said there are several law and order challenges and they desire to conduct peaceful elections. He said that votes are precious and people should exercise their right to vote. He called on everyone to come out and vote, and said…

ECP has complete control over the electoral process: secretary

ISLAMABAD: Just days before the general elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) clarified it has complete control over the electoral process and is receiving cooperation from other institutions. ECP Secretary Babar Yaqub, while addressing media outside their head office, said that there should be doubts and he would make it like to clarify that the commission has complete authority over the electoral process. He said the commission is ensuring the swift delivery of election material, and has sent the necessary…

ECP denies security officers responsible for submitting election results

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has denied the impression that the security forces will be responsible for the submission of election results, saying that their role will be confined to security and maintaining law and order at polling stations. ECP Secretary Babur Yaqub, speaking to media out the commission’s office on Tuesday, said those candidates who have claimed to have received threats or have security concerns should come forward, and those parties who candidates are being picked up can also submit…