| Awareness sessions were organised in major universities, colleges, higher secondary schools

 

Islamabad  -  The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has successfully conducted 264 election awareness campaigns amongst masses for upcoming general elections in the country.

According to statement issued by ECP Spokesman, the election body has successfully conducted 264 Students Voter Education and Awareness Sessions across the country in the major universities, colleges, higher secondary schools. The commission will continue conducting more campaigns to mainstream youth in electoral process. The number of sessions held across the country include 68 in Sindh, 98 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 51 in Punjab, 44 Balochistan and 03 in Islamabad, according to the documents available with The Nation.

“This programme of awareness was started in November 2021 which continued till March 2022. The aim was especially to create awareness among masses for local bodies and general elections”, he stated.

He said that they conducted sessions with students because youth having 50 million votes in the country and they are not aware of electoral process and their turnout was very low in elections. In last 2018 General Elections, the turnout remained 55 percent and in 2013 General Elections turnout was approximately recoded 54 percent, adding that future of the country depended on youth and they wanted to educate them about electoral process.

He emphasized that majority of the population in the country fall under the category of youth and they must be educated about vote importance. He added that they were raising awareness among youth about how to vote and how to get thems registered for vote and educate them about constitution which relates vote and election commission. “As a Pakistani it’s your duty to do registration of vote and also get registered the female of your family”, he said.

He further said that they are giving awareness about youth, minority and women seats importance in local bodies elections although through local bodies elections they could serve their nation.