Vote counting has begun after polling for the general elections ended quite peacefully, with just intermittent reports of unrest in a few parts of the country.
According to the details, the voting procedure began at 8 a.m. and lasted uninterrupted until 5 p.m. People who reached the voting locations before the deadline were permitted to vote.
The nationwide disruption of cellphone and internet services during elections irritated political parties and raised concerns about the voting process's transparency.
Meanwhile, at least six security personnel were martyred in separate attacks in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan on election day.
In KP’s Dera Ismail Khan district, four police officials were martyred in an attack on a police patrol. Whereas, two Levies personnel were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Gwadar, Balochistan.
Earlier this morning, the Ministry of Interior halted cellular services "temporarily" across Pakistan as part of security preparations ahead of today's general elections.
The incident occurred on Sariab Road in Quetta, but no fatalities have been recorded.
349 international journalists and 103 observers from other countries covered and closely monitored the general elections in Pakistan. Journalists from international media sources were mostly covering elections in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi.