Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) celebrated the Voters’ Day on 7th of December to create awareness among voters to register and cast their vote on the election day. A ceremony was held in Islamabad where President Mamnoon Hussain was the chief guest.
President inaugurated ‘Click ECP’ – an Android app developed by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on the eve of the National Voters Day. The app will provide a bunch of important information about ECP and members of National Assembly and Senate of Pakistan.
While addressing the ceremony, the President expressed his satisfaction in socializing the ECP saying that the electoral system of the country has entered a modern era. He hoped that the Click ECP will play an important role towards voters’ awareness.
He further said that the experiments of biometric system and electronic voting machines have also been conducted as part of the efforts to further improve the electoral system and ensure greater transparency.
He added that the training of the election staff is also an important aspect of the program, aimed at bringing further qualitative improvements in the system. “While introducing modern information technology, we should also keep in mind the presence of voters in far flung and backward areas that are not properly educated,” he said.
Chief Election Commissioner’s Views
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan called upon the general public to ensure registration of their vote. He said that the recent national census has provided statistics of over one hundred million people that are eligible for voting, so they should ensure registration and verification of their votes.
The Chief Election Commissioner said the process of linking all districts across the country with our National Computerized Electoral System will be completed by the end of this year.
He said the Election Commission has attached over seventy thousand polling stations with the Geographical Information System (GIS), which will enable voters to check the details of their vote and polling station on their mobile phones.
Click ECP Android App
The app is available to download on Google Play Store for Android users only.