Pak EC says fully prepared for presidential polls

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Islamabad, Oct 4 (UNI) All arrangements to hold free and transparent presidential polls in Pakistan were in place, the Election Commission asserted.

''Election Commission is prepared for smooth and transparent polls for the office of the President,'' Secretary, Election Commission, Kanwar Muhammad Dilshad said here yesterday.

He said the EC has asked the Speakers of National and Provincial Assemblies to make all necessary arrangements for polling on October 6.

Polling will be held between 1000 hrs to 1500 hrs.

Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Qazi Muhammad Farooq would be the Returning Officer in Islamabad while Chief Justices of the High Court will act as Presiding Officers at the Provincial Assemblies.

The Chief Election Commissioner will conduct the proceedings of the special session of the National Assembly and the Senate for the election of President, Mr Kanwar Dilshad said.

The presidential election in Pakistan is carried out through secret ballot.

National Assembly secretariat and departments concerned would facilitate Media coverage, he added.

UNI

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