ISLAMABAD, May 12 (KUNA) -- Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Fakhar Uddin
Ibrahim said on Saturday turnover of voters across the country was relatively
high and estimated at 60 percent of the electorate.
Polling in a National Assembly seat in Karachi city of southern Pakistan
was delayed and cancelled by the Election Commission of Pakistan.
The CEC, speaking at a news conference, said, "Polling staff at NA-250 was
hijacked". It was only in NA-250 in Karachi city that would require
re-polling, Ibrahim said.
He also said voter turnover in Lower Dir of northern Pakistan was as low as
Ibrahim thanked law enforcement agencies for playing their role in holding
"free and fair" elections in the country.
The CEC in his message to the people of Pakistan said, "We have held free
and fair elections; the ball is in your court." He also praised the role of
media in creating awareness for the importance of vote that lead to a historic
voter turnover in elections. (end)
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