FAFEN’s Pre-Election Update: DECs in KP Least Cooperative and Transparent

Transparency is a hallmark of free and fair elections. Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) encourages the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to send instructions to all District Election Commissioners (DECs) to ensure maximum transparency and cooperation with observers and other stakeholders throughout the election process. This report aims to highlight the issues about election administration transparency as observed in 15 districts across Pakistan where FAFEN’s District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) conducted interviews with the DECs. The data has been compiled from five districts in Punjab, four in Balochistan and four in Sindh, three in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and one in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The interviews were conducted in the first week of February 2013.

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Preliminary Electoral Rolls 2012: Accurate But Incomplete

The five-year term of the National Assembly of Pakistan comes to an end on March 17, 2013. As part of its preparations for the forthcoming general elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalized Electoral Rolls in July 2012. The new rolls replaced the previous Finalized Electoral Rolls 2007 (FER 2007) used in the general elections of 2008.

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10 Million citizens missing on draft electoral rolls 2011 unmarked

More than 10 million eligible citizens are missing from the Draft Electoral Rolls 2011 that are currently undergoing door-to-door verification by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).The deficit between eligible and registered voters has arisen primarily due to lapses in the House Listing Operation conducted by the Population Census Organization (PCO) and citizens not registered with the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).

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