Elections 2018: ECP Establishes 85,307 Polling Stations
17,007 Polling Stations Declared Highly Sensitive
ISLAMABAD (Lahore Mirror) – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday set up 85,307 polling stations in all four provinces, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and the federal capital to facilitate voters and to ensure better turnout on the polling day.
According to the ECP, total 23,358 male, 21,679 female, 40,236 combined and 156 improvised polling stations would be established across the country.
The notification said that 47,813 polling stations would be set up in Punjab, 17,747 in Sindh, 12,634 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,420 in Balochistan, 797 in the Federal Capital and 1,896 in FATA.
The official further added some 360 male, 360 female and 77 combined polling stations would be established in the Federal Capital, 13,351 male, 12,716 female and 21,746 combined ones in Punjab, and 467 male, 359 female and 1,070 combined ones in FATA.
Likewise, 1,252 male, 1073 female, 2,052 combined and 43 improvised polling stations would be set up in Balochistan, 4,128 male, 3,600 female and 4,906 combined ones in KP, and 3,866 male, 3,599 female and 10,288 combined ones in Sindh.
Earlier, the ECP had declared 17,007 polling stations as highly sensitive.
As many as 5,878 of the polling stations declared as highly sensitive were from Sindh province, 5,487 from Punjab and Islamabad, 3,874 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA, and 1,768 from Balochistan.
The officials said that total 85,307 polling stations, including 23,424 male, 21,707 female, 40,133 combined and 43 improvised ones, would be set up in all the four provinces, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and the Federal Capital to ensure better turnout on the polling day.