The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to introduce water marked ballot papers in next elections in an effort to stop fraudulent votes. In the next elections, new computerized voters’ lists will be issued without pictures however the presiding officers will have lists containing pictures.
Secretary Election Commission informed the media that NADRA had provided the ECP with voters' lists of over 800 million people. A door-to-door campaign to verify the identity of the voters would start from August 22 this year.
After the verification process the voters' lists will be handed back to NADRA and the final lists will be issued in March, 2012. The Secretary Election Commission added that after the new voters lists are completed, repeat entries will not be possible thus pictures will not be included.
Deputy Chairman of NADRA , Mr. Tariq Malik told that 150 million people were not identified in the old voters lists, while the 1.201 million had fake identities and 2.502 million had duplicate identities.