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All set for May 11 polls: CEC

Fakhruddin-G-Ebrahim

ISLAMABAD:Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim on Thursday said that all arrangements have been finalized for the holding of general elections in the country on 11th May.
 
While presiding over a meeting at the ECP office in Islamabad, he said in case the law and order situation was not improved, it would become difficult to administer free and fair elections. He said it was the responsibility of the federal and provincial governments and law enforcement agencies to improve the country’s security situation.

Meanwhile, Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Ishtiak Ahmad Khan has stated that polling schemes have been finalized and all complaints regarding the schemes will be resolved by today (Friday).
 
Talking to media on Thursday, he said that cellular services would not be suspended on May 11, the day when general elections for National Assembly and four Provincial Assemblies will be held across Pakistan.
 
He expressed hope that all the arrangements regarding the provision of security would be made in accordance to the plan. He said that information about polling station could be received on mobile phone by sending an SMS on 8300 from May 6, adding that polling stations would be formed in the light of Supreme Court directives.
 
He urged political leaders to play their role for ensuring security on polling stations on 11th May. Replying to a query, he said that ECP was awaiting Supreme Court’s directives pertaining to provide facilities to overseas Pakistani’s for casting their votes.



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