HYDERABAD: With just hours left for the 2024 general elections, polling staff in NA-220 (Hyderabad) are still without polling materials and equipment due to the absence of a returning officer, ARY News reported.
According to reports, the polling workers were called to the public school grounds to collect election materials, which will then be transferred to the polling station.
DRO said that Returning Officer Jahangir Ansari came to Army Public School but went back after feeling sick. He said that the Election Commission of Pakistan is trying to resolve this issue and provide election materials to its employees.
Poll workers have been waiting and protesting since morning. The concerned Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) has also reached the public school. The SSP said that the police are trying to control the situation quickly.
It is worth noting that next Thursday (today) more than 128 million voters will elect their representatives for the next five years for the tribal and provincial assemblies, which is the most unexpected general election in the political history of Pakistan. .
The traditional contest will once again be between the three major parties – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). However, the Imran Khan-led party will contest the election with its own signature bat, unless the Supreme Court declares intra-party elections “unconstitutional”.