[The Nation 23 April, 2019]

ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan Monday launched its first annual performance report and post-election review on General Elections-2018 with 47 recommendations. Secretary ECP Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad addressing the media said that best arrangements were made by the commission in general election-2018 with increased the number of polling stations. He said new technology of Result Management System (RMS) and Result Transmission System (RTS) was introduced. He said that CCTV cameras were installed in 17,000 polling stations while a comprehensive monitoring mechanism was adopted by training ECP staff. He said the commission had no power to declare any political party as terrorist. In its report commission recommended the federal government to issue directions to all provincial governments for provision of missing facilities in all public buildings to be used as polling stations.