ISLAMABAD: The election commission of Pakistan has started making immediate preparation for the next general election, a reports says.
The report further says that the ECP has decided to introduce the ballot papers with some extra features in addition to watermarked ballot papers in the next general elections.
It is to be noted and kept in mind that in the last general election of 2018, about 220 million ballot papers were printed. As compared to the previous general election, the report says that this time almost 240 million ballot papers are likely to be printed.
According to estimates, there are more than 120 million registered voters are eligible to cast their vote this time in the next coming general election. The publication further reported and says that in the general election of 2018, there were about 118.2 million registered voters.
Once the National Assembly is dissolved in Pakistan, the constitution of Pakistan directs to held new general elections within the next 60 days. However, the terms of the current assembly will ends on August 13, 2023.
The constitution of Pakistan further says that in case the assembly is dissolved earlier, so in this case the general elections are to be held within 90 days after dissolution.
This time the main big political and opposition party in Pakistan, is PTI which consistently demanding for the general elections ever since they were ousted from power. However on the other hand, the incumbent government has strictly maintained that the polls will be held at its time.
ECC approves Rs15bn in favour of ECP for FY23
According to the reports received to Intdailynews, the of ECP has starting preparations for the next general elections comes after the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC), and also approved about Rs15 billion, this week, in favor of the electoral body for the ongoing fiscal year 2022-23.
The reports further says that this important decision was taken during a meeting that was held under the chair of the Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Ishaq Dar.
It is also necessary to keep in mind that out of this Rs15 billion, only Rs5 billion will be released on immediate basis while the remaining balance will be released in tranches on utilisation of the first tranche.