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ECP all set for fresh delimitation of constituencies in Karachi

14 December, 2012

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is all set for fresh delimitation of constituencies in Karachi and the verification of voter lists in the city with the aid of army, as per the orders of the Supreme Court.

ECP Secretary Ishtiak Ahmed Khan told a news conference here that army would be deployed inside and outside the polling stations during the next general elections. He said the ECP has made a decision to deploy the army at all polling stations of Karachi and FATA, while it would also be deployed at polling stations in sensitive areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

"The ECP has already written letters to defence secretary and Corps Headquarters (Karachi) for security at around eighty thousand polling stations in the city on election day and the provincial election commission would remain in constant touch with them on the subject," he added.

He said door-to-door verification of voters in Karachi would start from December 17 and will take about one month. After that NADRA would verify the same from its database and the whole process will be completed within 65 days, he added. He said there were 8.6 million voters in Karachi and delimitation of constituencies there would be carried out in the light of Supreme Court orders.

About complaints of rigging during by-elections in Punjab and Sindh, the ECP secretary said the commission received general complaints but not under Section 103-AA of the Peoples Representatives Act, and lacks concrete evidence.

He said that the impression that the ECP has done nothing to bring to book persons involved in display of arms and firing in the by-elections was wrong. "We have written to the provincial governments and FIRs have been registered against the culprits and most of them have been arrested," he added.

The ECP secretary said that the prime minister visited the ECP head office for consultation on matters related to possible time of next elections but no specific date was discussed.

"The present assemblies would get dissolved on March 16, 2013, but if the government dissolves the National Assembly before that time, ECP will have 90 days for next general elections," he stated. Khan told media that the ECP would hold a meeting on January 2, 2013, with the federal and all the provincial governments to discuss law and order-related issues with them.


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