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ECP begins staff training for election

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) began training staff for the general elections on Tuesday. At the ECP secretariat, senior officials from the country’s supreme electoral body are training 40 master trainers.

The training will last three days, after which the master trainers will conduct field training for district returning officers, returning officers, and assistant returning officers.

Earlier in the day, the Election Commission of Pakistan decided to write a letter to the Prime Minister requesting the release of funds for the elections in KP and Punjab.

According to sources, the election commission has estimated expenditures for elections in Punjab and KP. The ECP has estimated that the cost of holding elections in two provinces will be 35 billion rupees.

It should be noted that the Supreme Court resolved the election dispute in Punjab and KP on Wednesday.

The Supreme Court, in a split decision, directed the Election Commission of Pakistan to hold elections in Punjab and KP within 90 days.

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