ECP starts preparations for general polls: sources

ECP starts preparations for general polls: sources

Islamabad (Web Desk): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has started preparations for the next general elections.

According to sources, the ECP has decided to introduce ballot papers with extra features in addition to watermarked ballot papers in the next elections.

In the last general election, 220 million ballot papers were printed, while this time almost 240 million ballot papers are likely to be printed.

More than 120 million registered voters are eligible to vote this time. The publication reported that the number of registered voters for the 2018 elections was around 118.2mn.

Last week, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) approved Rs15 billion in favour of the electoral body for the ongoing fiscal year 2022-23.

Earlier, the ECC had deferred a grant worth Rs47 billion to the ECP for holding the next general elections, sources had told Geo News on November 25, adding that the ECP would again submit a summary for the technical grant.