Presidential polls voting time extended by one hour

Political parties have agreed to a proposal put-forth by the Election Commission to extend the presidential election voting time period by one hour.

The proposal was agreed upon during a meeting held at the Election Commission today.

Accordingly, a gazette notification will be issued today extending the presidential poll voting hours from 7 a.m. to 5 a.m.

In the past the voting time for all polls in the country have been from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.