The printing of ballot papers was begun in Islamabad under the supervision of the army.
Over 210 million ballot papers will be printed this year at three printing presses. No private presses are allowed to print ballot papers.
These are the most expensive ballot papers to have been printed in the history of the country, with each paper costing Rs10.
This is also the first time ballot papers are being watermarked.
Green papers are being printed for the National Assembly while white papers are being printed for the provincial assemblies.