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55m text messages sent to ECP, companies make billions

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ISLAMABAD: The Short Messaging Service (SMS) for verification of voters list launched by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), in collaboration with Nadra and telecom companies, received over 55 million hits and generated multi-million rupee revenues for each stakeholder. When contacted, Secretary ECP Ishtiaq Khan said on Tuesday the total hits on this service were […]

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SMSs make electioneering more robust in country

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ISLAMABAD: Mobile phone operators in the country cashed the boom and enthusiasm of voters during elections 2013 campaign and generated revenues as SMS traffic went up to one billion text messages per day. Thousands of candidates in the country made full use of the modern communication facilities and continuously tried to convince voters in their […]

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A women polling station without voters

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SAHIWAL: Male residents of 111/9-L, Jahan Khan, upheld their 35-year-old “tradition” on Saturday by once again not allowing the women of the village to cast their votes in the 2013 general election. At the village located some 15km from Sahiwal city, 685 women are registered as voters but none of them turned out to cast […]

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Women don’t cast vote in conservative Torghar

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MANSEHRA: Women voters didn’t exercise their franchise in Torghar on Saturday due to local culture and traditions. “Local elders and tribesmen didn’t allow women to cast vote at combined polling stations in Torghar. Staff were present there but women didn’t show up throughout the day,” said Mohammad Zahid, local member of Human Rights Commission of […]

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Progressive technology: ECP’s ‘8300’ service

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THE Election Commission of Pakistan’s launch of the revamped ‘e-ticket’ service on Monday is welcome news in a pre-election landscape marked mostly by negativity and violence. Now, by sending his or her CNIC number via mobile phone text message to 8300, a voter can obtain information such as the location of their polling station, block […]

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