Pakistan begins verifying 81 mn voters

August 22nd, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan has begun a mammoth task to verify the electoral rolls of 81 million voters.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will carry out the verification of 81 million computerised electoral rolls based on the database of the National Database and Registration Authority, reported the Daily Times.

Those who don’t have their Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) would now get it.

The computerised card is mandatory for the registration of voters to ensure transparent electoral rolls.

Around 36 million new voters are likely to be registered as a result of the campaign which will continue till Sep 30.

This exercise is expected to take the total number of voters to around 83 million, the media report said.

For the door-to-door campaign, Pakistan has been divided into 145,000 census blocks, with each block containing 200 to 250 houses.

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