Your NIC number to 8300, an impressive effort by NADRA
The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) have taken a step forward to facilitate the voters for the 2013 General Elections. It has launched a short message service through which the voters can retrieve their votes and other related information.
Citizens can send their National Identity Card number (without dashes) to 8300 and the registered voters will receive a reply with their particulars.
The reply message will contain the information containing their name, city, village, district or tehsil and the electoral area. The message also includes a serial number of the vote registered in the initial electoral rolls.
Voter’s house number has been kept secret to ensure the confidentiality so that the information is not misused by any means.
Once the votes have been registered it is imperative to ensure that the information is entered correctly. Candidates should also report to ECP in case they find any discrepancies.
NADRA Deputy Chairman Tariq Malik voiced on matter, “Thousands of computer experts remained busy day and night in preparing the new computerised voters’ lists. Though the workers are on strike, the authority is committed to completing the task within a few
days as directed by the Supreme Court”.
He also briefed that the computerisation has been completed in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Sindh and Fata. Karachi and a few cities in Punjab are amongst the few exceptions.
The lists have been handed over to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and will be displayed at almost 50,000 display centres across the country.
The final list will be resubmitted on May 25 after rectifying the errors and ECP will process the list.
A splendid job done by NADRA indeed and it will also answer the asked questions by PTI Chairman Imran Khan, who understands that the bogus votes is one of the biggest hurdle in having an ideal democracy in the country.