Acting CEC reviews progress of electoral rolls

Published: March 27, 2012

Provincial election commissioners brief meeting on problems, complaints recurring in preparation of electoral rolls.

PESHAWAR: A meeting of the acting Chief Election Commissioner Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, members of election commission, provincial election commissioners, Secretary ECP on Monday discussed the preparation of electoral rolls.

An official statement issued after the meeting read that the Justice Jan directed provincial election commissioners to maintain a daily progress report of receiving complaints, redressal and submissions.

The report will then be sent to the ECP Secretariat for accelerating the ongoing process of preparing electoral rolls.

The acting CEC also directed secretary ECP for daily meetings with National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) regarding redressal of complaints and progress made in this connection so that the error-free and credible final electoral rolls could be prepared well-in-time.

Secretary ECP Ishtiak Ahmed briefed the acting CEC that progress in preparation of electoral rolls was according to the schedule submitted to the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the ECP is in close liaison with NADRA to overcome all the related problems.

Deputy Chairman NADRA Tariq Malik informed the meeting about his organisation’s efforts to prepare error free and credible electoral rolls, adding that it was a historic achievement that not even a single complaint has yet been received about double entry in the computerised electoral rolls.

The provincial election commissioners briefed meeting about problems and complaints recurring in preparation of electoral rolls, and steps being taken to overcome these problems.

The meeting which took place at Supreme Court of Pakistan, Branch Registry Peshawar and was attended by four members of the ECP including Justice retd Muhammad Roshan Essani, Justice retd Riaz Kayani, Justice retd Shahzad Akbar Khan, and Justice retd Fazal- ur-Rehman. Ishtiak Ahmad Khan, Secretary ECP, Additional Secretary ECP, provincial election commissioners of all the four provinces, Deputy Chairman NADRA Tariq Malik, Census Commissioner Mr. Habib Ullah Khattak and senior officers of the Election Commission of Pakistan also attended the meeting.

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