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ISLAMABAD: Secretary Election Commission Ishtiaq Ahmed Khan on Wednesday said the commission had contacted the army for the purpose of door-to-door verification of the votes in Karachi, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to media representatives in Islamabad, Khan said the vote verification procedure would begin from Jan 1, 2013 and would be completed in two months' time.

He said the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had contacted the army in light of the Supreme Court's ruling of Dec 5, adding that, 16 political parties had submitted their recommendations pertaining to electoral lists which would be reviewed during Thursday's meeting of the commission.

On Dec 5, the Supreme Court had asked the ECP to carry out a fresh door-to-door verification of voters in Karachi with the assistance of the army and the Frontier Corps (FC).

“In view of the peculiar security situation in Karachi, such verification must be carried out by the Election Commission with the help and assistance of the Pakistan Army and the FC,” Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, a member of a three-judge bench, had stated in the judgment.

Previously, on Dec 4, the court had also released an interim order dealing with the subject of delimitation of constituencies in Karachi.

Updated Dec 12, 2012 09:07am

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Dec 12, 2012 08:37pm
That is a good step..
Ishaq Khan
Dec 12, 2012 11:57am
That is a good news for karaci's citizens, specially karachi on high priority.....
Dec 12, 2012 01:11pm
Khi and the rest of pakistan as well specially in villages where fuedals do every torture to their slaves (farmers) to caste vote in their favor.
Dec 12, 2012 11:33am
Good for Karachi. To be fair, it should happen in rest of the country as well.