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Get ready to mark your calendars as the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) gears up to unveil the unofficial results of the highly anticipated 2024 general elections on February 9. With all eyes eagerly fixed on the outcome, the stage is set for a momentous announcement that will shape the country’s political landscape.

In a recent statement, a spokesperson for the ECP affirmed that meticulous preparations have been made.  To ensure the integrity and transparency of the electoral process slated for February 8. From orchestrating a seamless voting procedure to diligently printing an impressive 260 million ballot papers. Every effort has been made to uphold the principles of democracy.

ECP’s Commitment to Fairness

Highlighting the magnitude of the occasion. The spokesperson disclosed that the ballots for the National Assembly are distinguishable by their striking green hue. While those for the Provincial Assembly are printed on pristine white paper. With distribution logistics nearing completion across the nation. Anticipation is rife as citizens eagerly await their chance to cast their votes.

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The printing saga, which commenced on January 14 and concluded on February 3. Saw an extraordinary volume of 260 million ballot papers roll off the presses. This mammoth undertaking reflects a substantial 54.74% increase in candidates compared to the 2018 elections. Underscoring the fervor and diversity of political participation in the country.

Distinctive Ballots

However, the road to the ballot box has not been without its challenges. In compliance with a directive from the Supreme Court, a select number of National and Provincial Assembly constituencies underwent a reprinting process, necessitating the destruction of the original batch as per court orders. Despite these hurdles, the ECP has navigated through with unwavering determination, ensuring that the electoral machinery remains finely tuned.

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As the countdown to February 9 begins, excitement mounts, and speculation runs rampant. While the official results may still be on the horizon, the unveiling of the unofficial tally promises to provide a tantalizing glimpse into the electoral pulse of the nation. With democracy at the forefront, Pakistan stands poised to embark on a new chapter in its political journey, guided by the collective voice of its citizens.

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