81m vote in Pak polls today

Greater Kashmir

Islamabad, Feb 17: Amidst fears, the much delayed parliamentary elections in Pakistan are being held tomorrow in a highly volatile atmosphere as over 81 million voters exercise their rights to choose the candidates, contesting on 839 seats of the National as well as Provincial Assemblies all across the country.
 February 18 is the day of Judgement for Pakistan, as general elections offer an historic opportunity to the people to cast their votes for the candidates of their own choice. However, the people’s verdict on this day will certainly have direct or indirect impact on the overall political, social, economic and national integrity of the state.
 The government of Pakistan is said to have made all arrangements to ensure, free, fair and transparent elections in a peaceful manner. The polling will kick off at 8.00 A.M. in the morning, which will continue without any break until 5.00 P.M. in the evening. Following the completion of polling, counting will start immediately and the results will be made public once the counting is completed.
  Transparent ballot boxes—one for the national assembly and another for the provincial assembly, will be kept for casting of the votes. Over 160 million ballot- papers—the white one for the National Assembly (NA) and the green one for the Provincial Assembly, have been printed for this purpose. Election Commission has set up over 64,000 polling stations all across the country.