WORLD Polling for Pakistan's general elections starts

WORLD

Polling for Pakistan's general elections starts

Xinhua

11:14, July 25, 2018

Polling for Pakistan's one-day general elections started on Wednesday.

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Voters started reaching polling stations in the morning to cast their votes to elect a new government for the next five years with hopes of bringing economic progress and stability in the country.

Polling started at 8:00 a.m. local time and will continue uninterrupted till 6:00 p.m. in the evening.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had finalized 3,459 candidates to contest for 272 general seats of the National Assembly, and 8,396 for 577 general seats of the four provincial assemblies, including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh.

However, the elections on two National Assembly seats and six provincial assembly seats have been postponed due to multiple reasons, including the death of some candidates. 

Top image: A flag of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is seen in foreground as supporters of Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician and head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan (unseen) stand behind barbed wire during a campaign meeting ahead of the general election in Lahore on July 23, 2018. (AFP Photo)

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