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Pakistan’s General Election 2018: How to Check Voter Registration Status?

Pakistan’s General Election 2018: How to Check Voter Registration Status?


Sumera Saeed | category: News

Pakistan’s General Elections 2018 are scheduled to be held in on 25th July.

Pakistan’s General Election 2018: How to Check Voter Registration Status? Pakistan Muslim League (PML N) got victory in the elections 2013, led by twice Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and emerged as the major party with 166 seats out of a of 342 in the National Assembly.

Later on the Supreme Court disqualified former prime minister on 28th July 2017 due to his employment with FZE Capital and for not disclosing the Avenfield flats and offshore assets.

The court then directed NAB to file references against Nawaz Sharif and his family and yesterday on 6th July, 2018 The National Accountability Court (NAB) has announced its verdict in the Avenfield flats reference.

Ex- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar will now have to face 10 years in prison and 8 million pounds fine, 7 years in prison and 2 million pounds fine and one year in jail respectively.

Now it’s a time to form a new government in Pakistan and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed all the necessary preparation for the Election 2018 schedule to take place on 25th July.

ECP has issued final list of candidates, and as per the list  3,675 contestants are in the electoral arena for the National Assembly’s seats, 1,696 candidates are contesting from Punjab: 760 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; 872 from Sindh;and 303 are in the field from Balochistan for the lower house of the Parliament.

ECP has also finalized the lists of registered voters in the country and in order to provide easy to voters ECP has joined hands with NADRA to launch SMS service so that the voters can easily check their registration status from anywhere.

How to Check Voter Status via SMS?

Voters can check their vote status to participate in the Election 2018 by sending a text message by writing the number of their Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) without dash in the message and send it to 8300.

After sending the SMS you will instantly get the automated response with the name of the electoral area, block code and serial number.

Pakistan’s General Election 2018: How to Check Voter Registration Status?

SMS Charges?

Rs. 2 service charges are applicable.

Every registered voter can check his/her particulars by visiting their respective District Election Commissioner’s office located in their area. The addresses of the DEC offices across the country are available at the ECP website.

You can check here the list of ECP offices across Pakistan:

  1. Punjab
  2. Sindh
  3. Khyber PakhtunKhwa
  4. Balochistan

How to Register?

If you can find your vote status and want to register yourself as voter to participate in Pakistan’s General elections 2018, you can submit your application along with a copy of your CNIC to the District Election Commissioner (DEC)/ Registration Officer/Assistant Registration Officer of the district before April 30, 2018.

Form is available online at ECP Website.

It is important to mention here that ECP has still not given the voting status to overseas Pakistanis but they can cast their vote if register by visiting the country on Election Day.

On the other hand the Secretary ECP, Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad talking to a delegation of transgender who called upon the secretary ECP last year hoped that disable persons, women and transgender will actively participate in upcoming elections.

This is not confirmed yet either they can cast vote in the Election 2018 or not.

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ECP to Register Eunuchs as Voters: Secretary ECP

ECP to Register Eunuchs as Voters: Secretary ECP


Sumera Saeed | category: News

ECP to register eunuchs as voters: secretary ECP. Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad Monday assured that especial steps being taken by ECP to register transgender as voters.Talking to a delegation of transgender who called upon the secretary ECP in his office on Monday, the secretary hoped that disable persons, women and transgender will actively participate in upcoming elections.

Matters related to enlisting the third gender as voter and problems being faced by the community during polling process were discussed in detail during the meeting. Assuring full cooperation on behest of ECP, Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad said that before starting review of voter lists’ from January 2018, all district election commissioners would be directed to register transgender as voters adding priority would be given to transvestite at polling stations during the polling process, he said.

“During the training of Presiding officers, they would be given special directives regarding care of eunuchs on polling day,” Secretary ECP mentioned while talking to the delegation. He told the delegation that drive going on in 79 districts to register women as voters during which steps will also be taken for registration of third gender.
The delegation thanked the secretary for taking beneficial steps for the community and assured him to play due role during the upcoming polls.

The delegation was comprised upon leader of Baluchistan Transgender Alliance Madam Lucky, General Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhaw Transgender Alliance Arzoo Khan, Farzana Khan, Program Coordinator Blue Whales Qamar Naseem, Gul Jana Advocate and Advocate Shazia Ijaz.

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Next Elections in Pakistan Won’t Include Electronic Voting Machines, ECP

Next Elections in Pakistan Won’t Include Electronic Voting Machines, ECP


Sumera Saeed | category: News

The next elections in Pakistan will not be including the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Biometric Voting Machines (BVMs), revealed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). ECP revealed that they can’t buy the biometric voting machine unless the government pays approximately Rs.90 billion.

Earlier the Election Commission of Pakistan has decided to introduce the Electronic Voting machines till the next poll in 2018 but now failed to introduce them and the whole credit goes to our government.

All the opposition parties including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have demanded to place the Electronic Voting Machines in the polling stations for the upcoming election in Pakistan.

There are approximately 80,000 election polling stations across the country and the ECP only needs to place 0.6 million EVMs and BVMs but failed to do so due to the lack of funding required for purchasing.

By keeping in mind the ongoing situation in Pakistan it is sure that the next elections in 2018 will feature the same low quality magnetized ink.

ECP Bans Social Media & YouTube in its offices

ECP Bans Social Media & YouTube in its offices


Sumera Saeed | category: Mobile Phones

ECP Bans Social Media & YouTube in its offices

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has banned the use of social media and Youtube in its offices across Pakistan. In this regard ECP has issued a notification that revealed that social media websites including Facebook, Twitter and video streaming websites including Youtube will remain prohibit in the ECP offices across the country.

For putting ban on social media websites and video streaming websites ECP’s Deputy Director Syed A. Rehman sent a letter to the provisional election commissioners of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

The letter revealed that the purpose on the ban of social media and Youtube on ECP Networks is to lessen the number of malware attacks and ensure the discipline of using electronic resources up to the optimum level.

The letter was sent to ECP offices nationwide on 31st March, 2017.

ECP has instructed provincial election commissioners to put immediate ban on social media and Video streaming sites with the assistance of provincial general managers of PTCL and National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC).

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Public Holiday on 1st December 2016

Public Holiday on 1st December 2016


Sumera Saeed | category: News

Public Holiday on 1st December 2016

On the direction of Election commission of Pakistan and Punjab Government the authorities of Jhang has officially declared the public holiday on 1st December 2016 in the district on the occasion of election.

The official resources has confirmed that the official notification for public holiday on 1st December 2016 in Jhang. Earlier the Supreme Court of Pakistan has disqualified Rashida Yaqoob (member of PML-N) for hiding properties. She was elected in 2013 general election and the runner-up candidate Mr.Ludhianvi has challenged her election.

In order to fulfill the vacant position the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has declared to elect election in the district and ordered the authorities to officially declared public holiday on 1st December 2016.