Complex voters’ lists for NA-48 and NA-49 hampered many in voting.
It was learnt that the voters’ lists were too complex, and even the political parties’ volunteers found guiding their voters quite confusing.
The voter names and profiles of the same street were arranged in poor order so it became difficult to locate their respective polling stations.
A Jamaat-e-Islami activist Nazeer Qazi said he found the lists incomprehensible and unhelpful. He added that some families residing on the same street had their names on different lists, and many lists bore the names of deceased individuals which further complicated the problem.
Even thought the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)’s SMS service proved helpful, areas where it was not functional faced severe issues.