50,000 observers to monitor upcoming polls across Pakistan

Rawalpindi District Election Commissioner says ECP will give accreditation cards to the observers.


February 25, 2013
Rawalpindi District Election Commissioner says ECP will give accreditation cards to the observers. PHOTO: APP/FILE

RAWALPINDI: To help ensure free and fair elections in the country, as many as 50,000 local and independent observers will monitor the polls across the country, said District Election Commissioner (DEC) Zahid Subhani on Monday.

According to Subhani, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will issue accreditation cards to these observers selected from different parts of the country.

A call centre will also be set up where the observers can contact and report any violation of election rules and regulations, he added.

Subhani was speaking at a consultative dialogue organised by the Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) in connection with the forthcoming general elections.

The DEC said close circuit television (CCTV) cameras will also be installed at sensitive polling stations to avoid any untoward incident.

The commissioner said that the voters' list has been updated, while the ECP teams are visiting door to door to include name of each and every eligible person in the final list. He added that "the team will continue to register missing eligible voters name in the list till the announcement of the election date.”

COMMENTS (6)

gp65 | 8 years ago | Reply

@Afsheen: "Get the degrees verified first then think about elections!"

Degrees are no longer a requirement to contest an election.

Mohammad | 8 years ago | Reply

I dont support International observers to monitor elections. In the last election I have seen not only international oberservers but lot of American politicians roaming in Pakistan meeting different leaders dont know why and for what. Inspite of International observers we have 3 and a half crores fake votes. So I strongly urge no international oberservers (army is enough). Second thing I will strongly request the interim govt not to give foreign politicians visa to visit Pakistan during the election time-3 weeks b4 the election and one month after the election no politicians esp British or American will allow to visit Pakistan..

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