ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to set up a polling station at the distance of every two kilometres to facilitate the voters during general elections, besides starting the voter verification process in Karachi. According to the new polling scheme, polling stations would be set up at every two kilometres across the country and within every 10 kilometres in Balochistan.  There number of polling stations in Punjab would increase by 12,000 and by 8,000, 3,000, 2,000 and 159 polling stations in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Islamabad respectively, according to a private TV channel.There number of polling stations would increase by 12,000 in Punjab, 8,000 in Sindh, 3,000 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,000 in Balochistan and in Islamabad159 more polling stations will be set up, according to a private TV channel. The addition will take the total number of polling stations to 90,000 in the country. According to an ECP official, the new scheme would facilitate the voters as polling stations would be nearer to their homes. Acting on Supreme Court's direction,the ECP began the process of verifying the voter lists in Karachi. The verification would be conducted by 19,000 government employees of the Sindh Provincial government, whereas Army and FC personnel would join the process, which is due to end on January 17. ECP sources told the TV channel that ECP Secretary Ishtiaq Ahmed Khan had sent a request to the defence secretary, seeking services of the armed forces.The Sindh Provincial Election Commission also contacted the Karachi Corps Headquarters in this regards.A final list will be compiled once the verification process is completed.