ECP to use provisional census data for delimitation

ISLAMABAD: The Inter-Provi­ncial Coordination Committee (IPCC) on Thursday formally agreed to the federal government’s proposal to allow the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to use provisional census data to carry out delimitation of constituencies under the Election Bill of 2017.

An official source privy to the IPCC meeting told Dawn … more

ECP wants CCTV cameras at all polling stations in NA-120

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday directed the chief secretary of Punjab to make arrangements for installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at all polling stations in the National Assembly’s constituency NA-120 (Lahore) before the Sept 17 by-election.

According to an official announcement, the ECP issued the … more

ECP calls for timely passage of election bill

ISLAMABAD: 

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is racing against the clock for holding the next general election on time as The Election Bill 2016 – commonly known as electoral reforms bill – must be passed soon to enable the polls supervisory body to organise ‘historic elections’ in the country.… more

ECP gets NA-120 voters data to test-run biometric machines

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has received from the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) data of voters registered in the National Assembly constituency NA-120 (Lahore).

The ECP plans to test-run biometric verification machines at selected polling stations during the upcoming by-poll for NA-120 slated for Sept 17. … more

ECP rejects PTI plea to halt foreign funding case

ISLAMABAD – Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday rejected the plea of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to halt proceedings of foreign funding case till the Supreme Court’s decision on an identical case.

A five-member Commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (Retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza which heard the case … more