35,000 Gujrat women without CNICs: report


GUJRAT: A survey conducted in Gujrat revealed that as many as 35,000 women in the district don’t have computerised national identity cards (CNICs), and are not listed as voters with Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) despite attaining the minimum age required for the purpose—18, reported local media outlet.

The survey was conducted by the ECP in collaboration with National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Consumer Rights Commission of Pakistan (CRCP) and some non-government organisations.

The district election commissioner told the media that the women identified through the survey are being facilitated in getting their CNICs, claiming that they would be registered voters before upcoming elections.