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ECP to complete electoral rolls delivery by 27 May

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ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that the process of delivering final electoral rolls of over 100 million registered voters to all districts of the country will be completed by May 27.

According to ECP, the process is underway for sending lists of registered voters to districts, which had reached the figure of 105,955,407 with 59,224,262 male and 46,731,145 female voters. Out of total registered voters, 60,672,868 were from Punjab, 22,391,244 voters were from Sindh, 15,316,299 voters from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 4,299,494 voters from Balochistan, 2,510,154 voters from FATA and 765,348 voters from federal capital.

The ECP said that in Punjab, the male voters were 33,679,992 while female voters were 26,992,876. In Sindh, the male voters were 12,436,844 while female voters were 9,954,400. Similarly, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the male voters were 8,705,831 while the female voters were 6,610,468. 

Relevant pieces published earlier:

i) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) today handed over a draft list of polling stations to all returning officers (ROs). According to ECP, these ROs will further check these lists and after necessary changes, if required they will release the preliminary list. On which the concerned voters of relevant polling stations will submit their objections and suggestions to the district returning officers (DROs). Under the law, the DROs will make decisions on these objections and later they will issue the final list of polling stations. It is pertinent to mention here that the ECP has placed the draft list of polling stations on its website in order to make the process more transparent.  The commission has requested all political parties and the general public to check the draft list of polling stations. It also asked to share necessary suggestions with the concerned ROs so that the voters can cast their vote at the time of polling without any hurdle. (24th of May, 2018).

ii) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) has stated here on Friday that the next general elections of 2018 would be held as per schedule. He was talking to the Media after inaugurating facilitating centre at NADRA office here today. CEC said that votes would be listed according to the Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) issued. The official also specified the day as a memorable moment in country’s history in the backdrop of execution of new voter registration system. NADRA Chairman was also present on the occasion who said that NADRA had reached another milestone as a big obstacle in way of vote registration had been overcome. Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has transferred and posted 86 grade 17 and 18 officers serving as district & regional election commissioners and deputy directors  [Islamabad (9); Punjab (26); Sindh (13); KP (14); Baluchistan (23)] by means of a notification issued today. According to details, Muhammad Nadeem Zubair will now be the Regional Election Commissioner Multan and Farid Afridi will serve as Election Commissioner Lahore.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.