Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected requests of extending polling time in on-going general elections 2018.

According to details, election commission rejected the request made by PML-N Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed to have an extension in polling time. ECP declared that only voters present inside the polling stations, will be allowed to cast their votes after 6 pm.

The PML-N Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed requested an extension in polling time under “Section 70 of Election Act 2017, which authorises Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to extend ‘polling hours already fixed’.”

On the basis of reports that have been received from PML-N candidates from almost all constituencies of Pakistan, I would like to kindly request you to extend the polling time by at least one hour from 6pm to 7pm given that there are long lines of voters waiting in the queue, while only three to four persons are allowed to enter the polling station at a time to cast their vote,” the letter read.