Delimitation of constituencies according to 2017 census underway: ECP | Pakistan Today

Delimitation of constituencies according to 2017 census underway: ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Sunday said the process of delimitation of constituencies and revision of electoral roll is continuing in accordance with the results of the census.

The commission has prepared data bank of officers and officials to be appointed as presiding officers, assistant presiding officers and polling officers to facilitate their training well before the elections, Radio Pakistan reported.

Polling station-wise Result Management System has especially been designed to improve the accuracy, efficiency and transparency of result tabulation process.

The Election Commission has successfully conducted geographic information system mapping survey of over 71,000 polling stations across the country.

The commission will make pilot testing for checking the efficacy of overseas Pakistanis vote.

Independent Monitoring Wing has been established in the ECP to oversee pre-poll, post-poll activities and point out illegal practices, including huge spending on Electoral exercises in violation of Law.

Uncertainty around the fate of the upcoming general elections was somewhat cleared earlier after the government and the opposition finally agreed on the much-awaited bill in the Senate on the delimitation of constituencies.

The consensus was reached during Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s meeting with leaders of the parliamentary parties in the upper house of Parliament over breakfast on December 15, 2017.

It was agreed that the bill on constituencies’ delimitation will be moved in the Senate on Tuesday. The 24th Constitutional Amendment Bill which reallocates National Assembly seats among provinces and allows revamping of constituencies in accordance with the provisional results of the census.

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