July 25 declared public holiday due to elections 2018


The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday declared July 25 a public holiday in the country to enable voters to exercise their right to vote conveniently in the General Election 2018.

The polls are set to take place on Wednesday from 8am to 6pm throughout the country. Sources said this is the first time the polling duration has been extended across the board in the country’s electoral history.

The polling time will be extended only in a situation of extreme emergency on the day of the election, the ECP had noted.


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