ECP mulls over preparations for Punjab, KP elections

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Says elections after polling dates from governors

The Election Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday considered over preparations for Punjab and KP assemblies’ elections and by-elections.

The session chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, was briefed that the election commission has completed preparations for electoral material, polling stations and voter lists.

The session was informed that the electoral body was prepared to hold elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The meeting decided to contact governors of the two provinces to fix polling date for election in Punjab and KP. The ECP decided to issue the election schedule after decision on the polling day.

The meeting was directed to step up preparations for elections and early completion of the process of appointment of presiding officers and other election staff.

The session was attended by the election commission’s members, provincial election commissioners and officials from all wings of the ECP.

The meeting was told that preparations regarding setting up of polling stations and voters’ lists had been made. The CEC directed to spur efforts for conducting the polls in both the provinces.