As the ballot paper of the forthcoming Presidential Election is lengthy, a decision has been taken to extend the voting hours.
Thereby, polling booths will be open from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm.
This decision was taken, at a gathering held today between officials of the Elections Commission and representatives of political parties.
The gazette notification in this regard will be issued in due course.
The ballot paper is reportedly 26 inches long; therefore, it is believed, additional time will be needed for voters to cast their ballot.