Vote for Nobody: Ballot Paper in Pakistan should have None of the Above option

Vote for Nobody - None of the above

Elections 2018 is just around the corner and its the same story as before. The political parties of Pakistan are putting up same faces, the so-called electables who won their seats on the basis of family background, wealth, or party backing. However, they deliver nothing on ground, leaving the voters … Read more

How to find your polling station on Pakistan Election Day 2018

polling station

Find your constituency: Visit the ECP website ( Go to the ‘Election’ tab and select ‘Delimitation’ Select ‘Final Delimitation 2018’ Select your province and you will be redirected to a PDF file Scroll through the list to find the area where you registered to vote. The constituency numbers and names … Read more

Karachi Elections 2013: Rigging, Harassment, and Criminal Negligence by ECP

MQM Rigging New Karachi Godhra

The elections in Karachi were full of blatant rigging, cheating and harassment by MQM. ECP showed its criminal negligence while the LEAs have mostly stood aside, arguing that they have not received the orders to interfere. Zainab Imam sums up the rigging at NA-250, and why MQM is afraid of … Read more

Over 750,000 UNDP trained government staff joined election duties


More than 750,000 government employees trained by the UNDP have joined election duties at the 69,876 polling stations across Pakistan. Following the ECP’s announcement on appointing the electoral staff at the polling stations, over 7000,000 employees of the Federal and Provincial Governments comprising the ECP staff members and school teachers … Read more

Find your Polling Station through SMS – innovative service by Election Commission of Pakistan

Find Polling Station by SMS

Election Commission of Pakistan has launched a system today through which voters can conveniently find their polling stations across Pakistan. You just have to send a SMS to 8300 containing your NIC number without any dashes. You will receive a reply back with following details: – Block Code – Series … Read more

Can Overseas Pakistanis vote in Elections 2013?

overseas pakistanis vote elections 2013

Can Overseas Pakistanis vote in Elections 2013? While the Supreme Court of Pakistan is urging for it, and NADRA claims they have the system in place for it, the Election Commission of Pakistan is reluctant to allow overseas Pakistanis the right of vote in upcoming elections. According to a statement … Read more

Election Commission allowed candidates to keep five civilian armed bodyguards

Pakistan Private Security Guards

Considering the law and order and dire security situation in Pakistan, The Election Commission of Pakistan has allowed candidates to keep five civilian bodyguards with licensed arms during the polls campaign. The News quoted Masood Khan Afridi, Additional Inspector General Police, Operations, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: “Under instructions from the Election Commission … Read more

PTCL connects 535 offices of Election Commission of Pakistan


PTCL has connected 535 election offices of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to provide voice and data integration and interchange services including wireline and wireless broadband. Some remote sites have been connected via VSAT technology. Concurrently, more than 500 central, district and regional offices of Returning Officers (ROs) of … Read more

Election Commission of Pakistan rules out Overseas Pakistanis vote

overseas pakistanis right to vote elections

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has ruled out any possibility for overseas Pakistanis to vote in upcoming Elections, saying that proper mechanism and legislation were essential prerequisites. Without making necessary legislation, enabling on-resident Pakistanis to vote in the forthcoming elections would compromise the transparency of the election process, the … Read more