ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday decided to increase the number of polling stations for 2018 general elections. It was decided that in the light new legislation, the existing number of 69,000 polling stations will be increased up to 100,000. The decision was taken in ECP’s Planning Committee meeting, which was chaired by ECP Secretary Babar Yaqoob and attended by provincial election commissioners and other officials of the commission. The meeting decided that new polling stations will be established for the coming general elections and that the ECP has also finalised 700,000 staff for the next general elections It was further informed that the commission will establish its storage house and strong rooms throughout the country by the end of this year. The ECP secretary will visit in coming days to inaugurate storage house and strong rooms in Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu and Kohat.