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National Voters Day to be observed on Dec 7: ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to observe the ‘National Voters Day’ on December 7 to sensitize the people about the importance of vote, ARY News reported on Thursday.

The ECP in a statement said that the main gathering to mark the day will be observed at the President House here.

The day would be observed at Tehsil and Union Council level countrywide, the electoral body said.

The decision for observance of the day was first taken in the commission’s Planning Committee meeting a few months ago, which was chaired by Secretary ECP Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad and attended by the election commissioners and other senior ECP officials of four provinces.

It was decided that the main ceremony of the National Voters Day will be held in the federal capital which will attend by Chief Election Commissioner Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza and 700 senior officials of different government departments.

Similarly, at provincial level ceremonies will be held at Governor Houses, in which provincial election commissioners and other officials will attend the events.

It was also decided that rallies will be organized at district level to mark the day and create awareness in public about the importance of vote and voters. Representatives of media, civil society and women organizations will be invited in these activities.

The holding of the National Voters’ Day events meant to create an awareness among people about the importance of vote and registering themselves as voters.

An objective of the voters’ day is also mobilizing the people particularly the women to come forward and register them as voters, the electoral body sources said.

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