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CEC on ‘a young electorate’

THIS is with reference to your editorial, ‘A young electorate’ (Aug 6).

You will please recall that when we published the final electoral rolls on July 31, I had addressed the press and requested that the political parties, the media and civil society take interest and assist people in ascertaining the correctness or omissions in the published roll.

I made a special mention of those who had or were about to reach age 18 to please acquire CNIC of Nadra, a condition precedent for casting their vote.

The purpose of writing this letter is to appreciate your initiative in the matter and express my personal thanks.

Error-free electoral rolls is the first vital step towards free and fair election.

JUSTICE (Rtd) FAKHRUDDIN G. EBRAHIM CEC of Pakistan, Karachi


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Asif Ansari
Aug 13, 2012 12:06am
We hope for new chief election commissioner that he will must held the free and fair election. Upcoming election is most important election in history of Pakistan. This time youngers play important role in this election, Nadra inform us the majority of voters belongs to the age of 25 to 35 years old. In past our election or election system were consisted/blamed mostly due to fraud factors. This time we hope to CEC, he must stop the wrong-doing practices which try to involves the political parties in the elections. Hope, upcoming election will be changed the Pakistan.