PPP says new voter lists not acceptable

KARACHI — The ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is unhappy with the fresh voters list and has filed written objections to new electoral rolls finalised by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) which it alleged were full of errors including nearly one million voters of Sindh missing from the new lists released last month.

By Rehan Siddiqui

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Published: Sat 25 Aug 2012, 11:55 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 9:55 AM

The objections, consisting of nine pages, were mailed to Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan, Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim, by Taj Haider, a senior Sindh PPP leader.

The PPP, in its objections, stated that present electoral lists were not acceptable to the party, demanding that the electoral rolls of 1998 be restored and names of new voters should be included along with to their present addresses with latest pictures.

It also alleged that no action has so far been taken by the ECP to correct flaws in electoral rolls indicated by the National Database Regulatory Authority (Nadra) and the PPP.

On the other hand the main opposition parties Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) have shown confidence in the new voters lists but with the condition that all voters must provide Nadra-issued National Identity Card (NIC) while casting their votes.

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