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Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has planned to introduce biometric machines for voting in upcoming Karachi by-election on trial basis.

According to an official of Commission, the functioning of these biometric voting machines will be thoroughly monitored.

He said the commission has been working on its own storage facility and in this regard the ECP has got buildings in 19 districts while 10 more buildings will be obtained soon.

He said that total 586,000 staff will be trained during a year and the commission has asked the provincial governments to ensure basic facilities for voters at the polling stations.

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