For the upcoming general elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan has linked 70,000 polling stations with Google Maps. This will help the voters in finding their respective polling station without a hassle.
Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza who is the Chief Election Commissioner chaired the high-level meeting in which this step was discussed. Through the implementation of this step, the users can also calculate the distance to the polling station which is closest to them.
In recent times, Google Maps has gained immense popularity as it helps in navigating through unfamiliar places. The application offers an offline navigation feature as well which serves to be really useful in places where there is no or limited internet access.
Apart from introducing the Google Maps facility, ECP is also focusing to provide basic facilities like water at the polling stations. It is also expected that there will be uninterrupted power supply at all such stations.
It was observed in the meeting that 700 schools in Sindh while 758 schools in Punjab lack the advanced system and facilities. Before the general elections, these stations will be developed and all the important facilities will be provided at the polling stations.
A few days ago, Google Maps was called by the officials of Afghanistan and Pakistan following the deadly attack by Afghan forces on the census staff and security personnel of Pakistan. They were asked to resolve the border issue between the two countries.
A senior officer from the Pakistani security said, “Officials from the geological survey departments of the two countries will conduct a survey, and they will also make sure of Google Maps.”
The Chief Election Commissioner has esteemed the work of the staff in this regard and has decided that the Google linked polling stations will be showed to media and political parties soon enough.
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