Like other parts of the country, closed-circuit TV cameras have been installed at all polling stations in Sindh and Karachi.
Four CCTV cameras have been installed in each “extremely sensitive” polling station. There are 5,576 “extremely sensitive” polling stations, where 20,000 CCTV cameras have been installed with an estimated cost of Rs700 million.
The hard disks would have a recording capacity of 24 hours and the recording could be retrieved in case of complaints of rigging or any emergency at such a polling station.
Of the four cameras, one has been installed in polling station’s corridor and three cameras have been installed in polling booths.
Power generators and batteries with two-hour backup support have been provided in the areas which lacked electricity.
According to the election commission, there are 17,747 polling stations in 29 districts of Sindh. Around 200,000 polling staff, including presiding officers and assistant presiding officers, would perform election duties in Sindh.
About 65 per cent of the polling stations have been declared “sensitive”.