With the postponement of the local government elections, the government printer has given assurances of printing the ballot papers on time, the Election Commission has stated.
Accordingly, the government printer has informed the Election Commission that the postal ballots can be printed within 5 days and the other ballot papers will take 20–25 days to be printed and handed over to the Election Commission.
In a statement, the Election Commission says that special gazettes bearing numbers 2322/28 to 2322/52 have been issued by the District Election Officers by March 8, 2023, setting out the date for holding this poll.
According to a press release of the Election Commission, the Government Printer, having forwarded the requirement to the Inspector General of Police, had agreed to provide the necessary protection for ballot paper printing.
Officials of the ministry of power and energy and the petroleum corporation have also agreed to provide the necessary fuel for the election, and it is likely to announce their decision within the next few days.
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