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Six polling officers arrested in Sindh for opening postal ballot papers | Pakistan

KARACHI: Six polling officers had been arrested On Saturday night time in the Sanghar and Sehwan districts of Sindh after they had been caught making an attempt to open postal ballot papers.

The arrested officers embrace assistant returning officer (ARO) Qurban Ali Memon, Muhammad Saleh a clerk on the native tehsil workplace, senior clerk Abid Ali, junior clerk Mohammad Aslam, and two academics Ghulam Mustafa Solangi and Abdul Aziz.

According to the spokesman of Sindh caretaker chief minister (CM) Fazal-ur-Rehman, the CM has directed the senior superintendent of police (SSP) Jamshoro and the deputy commissioner to analyze and submit the incident report.

Members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the federal government together with officers of the armed forces not posted in their residence constituencies, jail inmates and folks with disabilities have been granted the postal ballot facility by the ECP. 

1.6 million electoral employees to be on obligation 

Polling is predicted to start on July 25 at 8am and conclude with none break at 6pm. The timings for the polls was revised by the ECP final month in order to make sure most turnout amid the summer time warmth.

As many as 12,570 candidates will likely be contesting for a complete 849 seats of nationwide and provincial assemblies in the overall election.

Out of the whole 85,307 polling stations throughout the nation, 20,831 polling stations have been declared delicate.

The election administration physique has said that 1.6 million electoral employees will likely be engaged on election day.

According to the ECP, there will likely be 449,465 policemen deployed on the day of the election out of which 202,100 will likely be posted in Punjab and Islamabad whereas 100,500 policemen will likely be stationed in Sindh.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 87,269 policemen will likely be on obligation, in response to the ECP.

Moreover, there will even be 300,071 military personnel will even be deployed throughout the nation.

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