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EC starts verification of voters’ lists

January 05, 2002

HYDERABAD, Jan 4: The joint provincial election commissioner, Sindh, Ahmed Ali Halepoto held a meeting with the deputy election commissioner, Hyderabad, Sono Khan Baloch, and the assistant election commissioner, Hyderabad, Waseem Ahmed Jafri, at the Shahbaz Building, Hyderabad, on Friday.

The meeting was informed that the work of preparation of voters lists for proposed general elections of national and provincial assemblies in Pakistan, scheduled to be held in October 2002, had started from Jan 1, and the staff appointed was going from door-to-door for checking and verifying the voters’ lists prepared by NADRA.

The election commissioner has made adequate arrangements for completion of this work upto Jan 30.

The meeting was informed that every eligible voter whose age was 21 years on Jan 1, 2002, and he or she was a citizen of Pakistan, and fulfilled all conditions for entry in the voters’ list, his or her name had to be entered, and the wrong entries had to be corrected.

Mr Halepoto underlined the need to prepare correct voters’ lists in all respects so that elections were conducted as per schedule in October 2002 as announced by the president.

He stressed that the names of only eligible voters be entered into the lists.—Bureau