–Training of five delimitation committees completed
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) secretary Babar Yaqoob has called an “important meeting” on Monday to discuss the delimitation process and the preparation of electoral lists.
The meeting that will be attended by the secretary of the Statistics Division, as well as the ECP and Pakistan Bureau of Statistics officials, is expected to review the progress of maps and other documentation required for delimitation and the preparation of electoral lists.
It may be mentioned here that the ECP has instructed all relevant departments to provide it with all the required documents and data by January 10.
Moreover, the training of five delimitation committees for electoral constituencies has been concluded successfully.
Chief Election Commissioner Justice (r) Sardar Muhammad Raza and the secretary reviewed the three-day training programme during which, officers were given detailed briefings on various aspects of the delimitation process.
Raza said: “The delimitation of constituencies is a national responsibility on the shoulders of ECP officers, adding that he has directed the officials “to conduct the process according to the country’s laws and to the ‘best of their abilities’.”
Delimitation is the pre-electoral exercise of redrawing boundaries of constituencies so that the balance of population remains even throughout.