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Pakistan elections polling time extended

ANI | Updated: Jun 29, 2018 16:24 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], June 29 (ANI): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday extended the polling time for the forthcoming general elections by an hour to ensure greater participation of voters in the polling process.
The polling will now commence at 8am and end at 6pm instead of the usual 5pm, the Dawn reported, citing ECP, as saying in a statement.
Pakistan is slated to hold general elections on July 25.
The move comes barely days after Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) plea of extending polling hours by three hours.
According to the report, the ECP had then discarded the plea citing that "the timings were ordained by the law and there was no need for them to be extended." (ANI)