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Election site gets 50,000 hits a minute

April 1, 2013 at 11:10 AM   |   Comments

ISLAMABAD, April 1 (UPI) -- Pakistan's Election Commission had to briefly shut down its website after an overload of traffic from citizens -- about 50,000 hits a minute -- officials said.

Measures were taken to restore the site, they said.

Pakistanis overwhelmed the website after the commission published nomination papers for all candidates running in the country's upcoming general election, Geo News reported Monday.

Officials decided to temporarily shut down the site to prevent any possible loss.

All candidates in the general election were required by the commission and Pakistan's Supreme Court to provide citizens with copies of their nomination papers.

The Supreme Court required the commission to publish the papers online.

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