Rs 20 billion likely to be spent on 2018 general elections: ECP

22 May, 2018 3:22 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has estimated that an amount of Rs 20 billion will be spent on the general elections 2018.

Sources said that the government has assured to provide funds as demanded by the ECP.

They said that over Rs 2.5 billion will be spent on purchase and printing of special-featured ballot papers, while Rs 6-7 billion are likely to be spent on remuneration of the election duty.

According to the break-up, a sum of over Rs one billion has been allocated for security.

Meanwhile, the provincial elections commissioners have sent the data of polling stations and polling booths.

As many as 85,252 polling stations and 241,132 polling booths will be established for the general elections.

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