Election process remains incomplete sans participation of all segments of society: Nighat Siddique.


PESHAWAR -- Additional Director General (Gender Affairs), Election Commission of Pakistan Nighat Siddique said on Tuesday election process without participation of all segments of the society remained incomplete, saying the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa took the lead in creating awareness about voter's registration in the country.

She said this while addressing 'Students Volunteer Program' organized by the ECP after distribution of commendation certificate award ceremony among boys and girls students of FrontierLaw College.

Being students of Law College, awareness about election laws was a must for the students. Election Act 2017 has been drafted in a very comprehensive manner wherein participation of the deprived segment of the society has been ensured.

First time postal ballot papers facility has been provided. Similarly all the political parties have been made bound to award five percent of the total tickets for general seats to the women.

The election commission was taking solid measures for ensuring participation of maximum people, particularly women in the election process. She said the participation of students in awareness raising event was a good omen and that every individual should play his role to educate others about the importance of vote.

The use of vote could strengthen the democratic process in Pakistan and protect the rights of citizens, adding that election commission was looking forward to participation of all...

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