ECP all set to prepare computerised rolls


ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would prepare electoral rolls-2011 in collaboration with NADRA in the wake of Statistic Division’s decision to increase the number of census blocks from 1,02,000 to 1,45,000 till 31st December 2011. For this purpose, the existing electoral rolls data will be shared with NADRA for the purpose of verification and augmentation of voters according to new census blocks, said a statement issued here on Tuesday.
It said that this decision was taken in meeting held here in ECP, presided by Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan, Justice (retd) Hamid Ali Mirza and attended by the Secretary Statistics Division, Aisf Bajwa, Chairman NADRA, Ali Arshad Hakeem, Deputy Chairman NADRA, Tariq Malik and Secretary ECP for preparation of accurate computerised electoral rolls-2011 with the help of NADRA and Statistics Division.
“Secretary Statistic Division informed in meeting that data of about 60 districts were available with Statistics Division in soft form while the remaining data is available in hard form only. He also said that Statistic Division can provide soft copy of all the blocks, as per requirement of NADRA, in June 2011. He, therefore, suggested starting door-to-door enumeration for voters’ registration in June 2011 as at that time soft copy of Census block will be available,” press statement said.
It said that it was decided to launch actual enumeration in the first week of June 2011 after completion of house listing by the Statistics Division and availability of census block s in soft form. However, Chairman NADRA, said that as briefed by the Statistic Division, it was technically not possible to start door-to-door enumeration in May 2011; even then the whole task will be completed during the specified period i-e 31st December 2011.
The Chairman NADRA and Secretary, Statistics Division assured all out support, full coordination and cooperation with the ECP at all levels including Provincial as well as at District level for achieving the national cause of preparation of error-free accurate electoral rolls.