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  • Re-polling ordered in 2 Balochistan polling stations due to alleged falsification of results

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday ordered re-polling at two polling stations in Balochistan's PB-41 (Washuk) constituency where two presiding officers were allegedly abducted on election day and later forced to submit false results...

    The issue was taken up by the ECP after a petition filed by losing candidate, Balochistan Awami Party's Mir Mujeebur Rehman Mohammad Hasani, drew its attention to the fact that the...

  • ECP allows Rangers to enter Karachi polling stations

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has authorised Rangers personnel to enter polling stations and take preventive action in the event of imminent breakdown of law and order...

    A notification issued by the ECP on Wednesday says: “Pakistan Rangers Sindh personnel deployed on the day of poll in the constituencies of Sindh where elections are being held on 5th December, 2015, while performing their security duties are...

  • Re-poll ordered in 26 polling stations of Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: Peshawar district returning officer on Sunday announced re-polling in 26 polling stations in different areas of the provincial capital where the voting process was either suspended on the election-day or not conducted properly...

    “Strict action will be taken against the polling staff (mostly government schoolteachers) who remained absent from duty at the respective polling stations which embarrassed the government,” one of...

  • Political decisions should be taken at polling stations, not courts: PM Abbasi

    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, while addressing a gathering in Nasuhehro Feroze on Saturday, said that political decisions should be taken at polling stations and not on the streets or the courts...

    "Karachi-Hyderabad Superhighway was built when I was 10 years old," and now it is being rebuilt and extended by a lane on each side after almost four decades, Abbasi said...

  • ECP wants CCTV cameras at all polling stations in NA-120

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday directed the chief secretary of Punjab to make arrangements for installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at all polling stations in the National Assembly’s constituency NA-120 (Lahore) before the Sept 17 by-election...

    The commission had sent the query to Nadra last month after analysing complete data of voters in NA-120, where it plans to test-run...

  • Most polling stations for LG polls in KP sensitive

    PESHAWAR: While issuing standard operating procedure to their officials to ensure smooth, transparent and safe local body elections in the province on May 30, the provincial police have declared 3,940 of the total of 10,855 local polling stations sensitive, 2,837 most sensitive and the rest, 4,078, normal...

    According to the SOP details issued by the central police officer, local body elections will take place at 10,855 polling...

  • 115 polling stations declared sensitive

    RAWALPINDI: Over a hundred polling stations, established for the upcoming Cantonment Board elections, were declared sensitive and the Election Commission asked law enforcement agencies to deploy extra force at these polling stations...

    Some 115 polling stations, out of a total of 216, in the 20 wards of Rawalpindi and Chaklala Cantonments were declared sensitive...

  • 105 polling stations declared most sensitive in Upper Dir

    UPPER DIR: District Police Officer Syed Israrudin Bacha has said that over 3,500 personnel of police, Dir Levies, security forces and local volunteers will be deployed to 289 polling stations in Upper Dir for the May 30 local government elections...

    Talking to Dawn here on Sunday, he said that a security plan had been finalised for the polling day, under which a total of 105 polling stations had been declared most sensitive and 60...

  • 55 wounded in scuffles at Peshawar polling stations

    PESHAWAR: At least 55 people, including two women, were wounded in scuffles among supporters of candidates at various polling stations in the provincial metropolis during the local government elections on Saturday...

    Police personnel deputed at the polling stations mostly remained spectators to the mismanagement and violation of queue by voters, which also caused delay in start of the polling process...

  • Number of polling stations increased in Mansehra

    MANSEHRA: The Election Commission has increased the number of polling stations for men and women in Mansehra district from 600 to 750 for the May 30 local government elections...

    “We first reserved 600 polling stations in the district, including men-only, women-only and combined but now the number has been increased to 750 for the comfort of voters,” assistant election commissioner Mohammad Zulfiqar told reporters on Friday...

  • Majority of polling stations in Mansehra declared sensitive

    MANSEHRA: The district administration has declared majority of the local polling stations set up for the May 30 local body elections either highly sensitive or sensitive and announced it will take extra security measures for them to maintain law and order there on the polling day...

    Of the total of 783 polling stations, 164 are highly sensitive and 271 sensitive, says assistant commissioner of Mansehra Naveed Ahmad...

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