National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has decided to introduce a new SMS service which will allow voters to verify their vote registration and particulars in the voters lists, said Deputy Chairman Nadra Tariq Malik in a press release released Wednesday.
A press release from Deputy Chairman Nadra Tariq Malik says that the service will be launched after the publication of preliminary/unconfirmed electoral rolls (PER) for public display. Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is considering more than 50,000 display centers countrywide where PER will be displayed.
To avail the service, the potential voter will send his CNIC number to a certain code provided after which he will receive a message in Urdu which will confirm his registration, the location (electoral area) where the voter is registered and his serial number in electoral rolls.
Nadra and ECP signed agreements with three telecom companies on Wednesday to forge a partnership for the launch of this service, while Nadra has also developed an SMS service application.
While lauding the service and Nadra role’s, Secretary ECP Ishtiaq Ahmad Khan said that it is a milestone to facilitate the voters and it will be “a great convenience to the citizens to be able to check their vote status through e-governance using state-of-the-art technologies for the first time in the world.”
He appreciated the cooperation offered by the Ufone, Warid and Telenor in this effort leading towards free and fair elections in the country.