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Centre for Policy Studies in collaboration with Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has organized a briefing session on youth electoral education and awareness at ECP Secretariat Islamabad on May 26, 2018. The purpose of briefing was to educate, create awareness and provide motivation to youth for participation in electoral process in 2018 general elections. Students, faculty and officials from CPS participated in a briefing session.
Dr. Akhtar Nazir, Additional Secretary Administration and Elections gave a detailed briefing on electoral procedures, processes and preparation made by ECP for ensuring transparent, fair and free elections. He elaborated salient features of Election Act 2017 and shared the statistics of preliminary Electoral rolls-2018.
Mr. Muhammad Khizer Aziz, Director Information Technology (IT) briefed the participants regarding the use of IT particularly Geographic Information System (GIS), Result transmission System and use of cameras for security reasons. He also explained the basic features of ECP online application/portal and suggested to download it on cell phones for latest updates from ECP. He urged to verify vote before 30th April (last date of voter registration/verification) by sending NIC number on 8300.
Brig (R) Muhammad Naeem Akhtar Qazi, Director General Administration and Mr. Zaffar Iqbal Hussain, Additional Secretary Training, Research and Evaluation motivated CIIT students to in electoral process and urged them to come forward to cast vote on election day.
Dr. Muhammad Shakeel Ahmad, Assistant Professor from Centre of Policy Studies (CPS) thanked ECP for collaboration in the field of electoral education and awareness. Abaid Ullah, Manager CPS has highlighted the upcoming scheduled events related to electoral education and awareness in the future.