RAWALPINDI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will establish polling stations at a distance of one km from each other and each of the stations would accommodate 1,200 voters.

Moreover, in case of less than 10pc turnout of women, the election in such a constituency will be declared null and void.

These views were expressed by ECP officials at a function held at the district election commission office in connection with the National Voters’ Day here on Tuesday.

District Election Commissioner-I Roy Sultan Bhatty and District Election Commissioner-II Shaheen Ghazal presided over the function.

They said a door-to-door campaign for voter verification and registration was underway in which information about voter registration, transfer or expulsion was being collected.

Mr Bhatty said the purpose of celebrating the day was to highlight the importance of voting. He said in order to increase the turnout of women or for registration and registration of persons with disabilities, special vehicles will be provided to the targeted areas through Nadra.

He said the real stakeholder in the elections was the voter and it was their responsibility to provide correct information about their vote to the officials during the door-to-door verification campaign.

Ms Ghazal said proper use of vote was a national duty of every citizen and the purpose of celebrating the say was to make the citizens aware of the importance of the vote.

She said in the forthcoming elections, there would be one polling station in every one km where 1,200 voters would be able to exercise their right.

She said in case the turnout of women was less than 10pc, the election in the constituency would be declared null and void as the participation of women in elections was of special importance.

Published in Dawn, December 8th, 2021



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