ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has handed over election material to all Presiding Officers for smooth conduct of Presidential election today (September 4).
Talking to media, Additional Director General Public Relations ECP Nadeem Qasim said that the electoral roll copy will be available at every polling booth while the secrecy of the ballot has to ensure by the parliamentarians.
He said that the ECP had issued Presidential election schedule on August 16 and started accepting nomination papers on August 27 while the scrutiny process was completed on August 29.
He added that out of total 12 nomination papers, eight papers were rejected while four were accepted by the Commission. After one candidate Ameer Mauqam’s withdrawal from candidature, three candidates including Aitzaz Ahsan, Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi and Fazlur Rehman are in the run for the top slot.
The polling will start at 10am and continue till 4pm. He said that the Ministry of Interior has been asked for managing security arrangements on polling day.
He added Pakistan Rangers and local law enforcement agencies will provide security. He said that on completion of time, the Presiding Officers will start counting and prepare result on form 5.
Later the Chief Election Commissioner who is also a Returning Officer will make available all documents to complete the form 5 and forward the result to the federal government. He said the ECP has requested the members of National Assembly to ensure to keep with them their identity cards issued by the National Assembly Secretariat on the polling day.
He said that the media will be allowed to use press gallery in the parliament while only PTV will be allowed to take footage of the polling process which could be further shared to other media.
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