Abdul Badi Sayat, the head of the Independent Elections Commission (IEC), told reporters that around 4 million people out of the 8.8 million registered voters had cast their ballots over the past two days at over 4,500 polling centers across the country. . . .
The elections were extended to a second day on October 21 after hundreds of polling stations were closed on the first day of voting due to technical and security issues.