Upcoming elections to be most expensive in Pakistan's history

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 10:41 hrs

The upcoming general elections in Pakistan will be the most expensive in the history of the country, according to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The ECP estimates that Rs 5.90 billion in expenses will be incurred during the election compared to Rs 1.45 billion spent in 2008, reports The News.

According to sources, the 180 million ballot papers printed for the election will be watermarked and are expected to cost Rs 1 billion. This amount is double of what was spent during the last general election.

Polling staff is expected to cost an additional Rs 2 billion. (ANI)

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