ECP to launch SMS facility today
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is launching the world’s biggest voters’ SMS service to facilitate 85 million Pakistani voters.
The ceremony to launch the service across the country will be held at the ECP’s Secretariat. By using this service, the eligible voters would be able to send their CNIC number on ‘8300’ and in response, the voter would get the voting details like CNIC number, electoral area name, block code, tehsil/district and serial number. In order to protect the privacy of a voter, the name, parentage and home address would not be shown in the SMS. This hi-tech technology will benefit voters and help them get all the information regarding his or her vote within seconds.
This service would minimise the possibility of errors in the final electoral rolls. Apart from the display centres, this service could be considered as Virtual Display Centres where the voters sitting anywhere in the country will be able to check his or her vote’s detail.