The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced that it has linked polling stations with Google Maps.

In a press release issued on Saturday, the ECP stated that it had linked more than 70,000 polling stations to Google Maps for the upcoming 2018 elections, enabling voters to locate polling stations near their homes.

Using the app, users will also be able to calculate the distance to the nearest polling stations from their homes.

The decision was made during a meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza on Saturday, as the ECP sought to improve transparency in next year's general elections.

The press release also stated that the Commission had ensured the presence of basic facilities such as water, electricity, restrooms and telephones at polling stations across the four provinces and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).

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