In a first, watermarked ballot papers to be used in 2018 general elections

Published on – April 15, 2018 – 8:20 pm
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The ballot papers in the upcoming general elections will be watermark on them which is unprecedented in Pakistan’s electoral history.


The ballot papers in the upcoming general elections will be watermark on them which is unprecedented in Pakistan’s electoral history.

According to reports, preparations for the general elections are in full swing with ballot papers to be used for voting to have an exclusive watermark for which the paper which will be purchased from France.

The special paper will be provided in June 2018 after which the printing process shall start.

Sources said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued an advance amount for the purchase with the printing process costing over Rs610 million.

With the total cost of purchasing the ballot papers will be over one billion rupees.

The printing press corporation will be given 150 million rupees while the postal printing will be provided 110 million rupees.