ECP tells WAPDA to avoid load shedding on election day


ISLAMABAD, JAN 27 /DNA/ – As the polling day for general elections draws near, the authorities concerned have issued orders to ensure smooth, uninterrupted power supply across the country on February 8.

According to sources, the orders have been issued over fears that the polling process is likely to be affected due to the ongoing electricity loadshedding in the country.

Therefore, orders have been issued to ensure there is no loadshedding in the country on February 8 when the nation goes to polls for the general elections, the sources added.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued directions to the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) in this regard. The authority has been told to provide uninterrupted electricity on election day, the sources say.

The authorities say that they need a seamless power supply at the polling booths to allow voters, especially the elderly, to post their ballots for the party of their choice clearly and without any hindrance. Moreover, the CCTV cameras installed at the polling stations and laptops needs to function all the time, for which smooth electricity supply was imperative.=DNA