CEC on ‘a young electorate’
THIS is with reference to your editorial, ‘A young electorate’ (Aug 6).
You will please recall that when we published the final electoral rolls on July 31, I had addressed the press and requested that the political parties, the media and civil society take interest and assist people in ascertaining the correctness or omissions in the published roll.
I made a special mention of those who had or were about to reach age 18 to please acquire CNIC of Nadra, a condition precedent for casting their vote.
The purpose of writing this letter is to appreciate your initiative in the matter and express my personal thanks.
Error-free electoral rolls is the first vital step towards free and fair election.
JUSTICE (Rtd) FAKHRUDDIN G. EBRAHIM
CEC of Pakistan,