Voters turnout remains higher than estimations

Polling for 21 national assembly and 43 provincial assembly seats concluded peacefully in Karachi Wednesday evening with voters’ turnout registered to be higher than estimations.
No major security related issue was reported from any part of the metropolis, with the exception of minor skirmishes among different party workers in few of the constituencies, said an official of police department.
Citizens who have been on the premises of the designated polling stations, waiting to cast their votes, were allowed to do so, in accordance to ECP rules, even after 1800 hours, the scheduled closing time for the exercise.
People were largely satisfied with the procedure adopted for the day, however, there was no dearth of those, mainly, women who complained that many of the polling staff appeared to be slow in exercising their responsibilities.
They, however, appreciated dedicated desks established by ECP to facilitate people with disabilities, senior citizens and transgenders.
Observers representing national as well as international organizations visiting the stations also acknowledged arrangements made for disabled and aged voters as well female polling staff by the local administration.—APP

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