Islamabad, Feb 18: Pakistan's Chief Election Commissioner Qazi Mohammad Farooq has asked polling staff to ensure flawless counting of ballot papers. "Election Commission made every effort for fairness and transparency of polls. Now, you people would make it further credible by careful counting," he told the polling staff during visit to six polling stations in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
"In such a massive exercise, minor incidents are usual and the DROs and ROs can take care of such matters," he told reporters who pointed out incidents of snatching of ballot papers in one constituency. "If anybody has done it, he cannot use these ballots for fake vote casting due to safe entries, secret marks and stamps being fixed on the ballot papers," Farooq said. He was satisfied with the pace of polling and hoped for good voter turnout.
"No complaint of rigging has yet been received by the Election Commission," the Dawn quoted Farooq, as saying.