ECP receives 217 objections on delimitation

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Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has so far received 217 objections on delimitation of the constituencies.

According to ECP, the commission has received 115 objections from Punjab and Islamabad, 70 from Sindh, eight from Balochistan and 24 from FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

It said that ECP’s display centers on Thursday continued receiving complaints of citizens related to their registration, correction or removal of names from the electoral rolls. It said that these 14, 487 display centers have been set up across the country where citizens were visiting and submitting their complaints with the respective display center staff.

It said that the commission has established 7,928 display centers in Punjab, 2,585 in Sindh, 2,545 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 1,429 centers in Balochistan. It said that the process of registration of new vote, correction and exclusion of voters name from the voters’ lists will continue till April 24. It added the commission has included the names of all those in voters’ lists who received their national identity cards from period 2013 to 2018.

It said that 8,100,000 new voters have been registered while the names of 800,000 voters have been removed from the voters’ lists while the draft voter list contained around 104 million voters.

It said that the commission has updated its 8300 short message service (SMS) and asked the voters to check the details of their vote registration by sending SMS with CNIC number to 8300. It added that the provincial governments have been contacted for ensuring provision of facilities to voters particularly women voters in 89,500 polling stations for next general elections 2018. It said that all polling stations have been linked with the goggle map while the commission has completed the training of lead trainers.