Pakistan: 7.6m extra ballots printed in 2013 polls says ECP


ISLAMABAD: Replying to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s allegations, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) stated that 7.6 million extra ballot papers were printed in the last year general elections.

In a statement issued here Friday, the ECP said that extra ballot are printed to cope with any emergency situation that may emerge during elections.

“Extra ballot papers are usually used to replace the missing or damaged ballot papers and they don’t serve the purpose of rigging by any means,” it added.

Giving details of the ballot papers, the ECP said that the total number of registered voters are 861,89,802, whereas 180 million ballot papers were printed in total.

He said that 112,500,000 ballot papers were printed in Printing Corporation of Pakistan while 675,00,000 were printed in Security Printing Press.

Earlier, addressing a press conference, Imran Khan claimed that May 11, 2013 general elections were rigged by printing 5.5 million extra ballot papers. –

Courtsey: Samaa