KARACHI: One hundred and seventy five thousand ballot papers and other necessary material will be made available for re-polling in 43 polling stations for NA-250 (Karachi) by Saturday evening.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said that they have changed the colours of the ballot papers for re-polling—for national assembly it is white and for the provincial assembly green.

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a handout said that army would be deployed at the 43 polling stations of Karachi NA-250 in compliance with the notification of ECP.

As per the security plan, 3500 security personnel will discharge their duties. 22 policemen, eight to 10 Rangers officials and six to eight army personnel would be deployed at the each polling station.

40 polling stations are located in South Zone while other three are in East Zone out of total 43 polling stations.

300 policemen and 800 army and Rangers personnel would be deployed in the South Zone while 275 policemen and 100 army and Rangers soldiers would be deployed in the East Zone.

Meanwhile‚ the MQM has announced to boycott the re-polling.

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