Registered Voters In KP Swell To 17.826mln After Inclusion Of 2.510mln Fata Voters

Registered voters in KP swell to 17.826mln after inclusion of 2.510mln Fata voters

After Fata's merger, the total registered voters in Khyber Pakthunkhwa (KP) has jumped to 17.826 million after inclusion of 2.510 million registered voters of former Fata, who will exercise their right of franchise in a free,

PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Jun, 2018 ) :After Fata's merger, the total registered voters in Khyber Pakthunkhwa (KP) has jumped to 17.826 million after inclusion of 2.510 million registered voters of former Fata, who will exercise their right of franchise in a free, fair and transparent manner on July 25, 2018 General Elections.

Before merger of Fata, the total registered voters of KP was 15,316,299 including 8,705,831 male and 6,610,468 female voters, which has now swelled to 17,826,453 (17.826m) after inclusion of 2,510,154 voters of former Fata, showing an upward increase of 2.510 million voters in KP.

2018 election carried a unique importance as for the first time voters of former Fata will exercise right of franchise under the banner of Khyber Pakthunkhwa province, which was significant step forward to bring them into national mainstream.

Official sources in Provincial Election Commission (PEC) told APP on Monday that the newly included tribal districts including Bajaur has registered maximum 492,732 voters followed by Khyber 491,844 voters, Kurram 337,865 voters, South Waziristan 324,165, Mohmand 255,523, North Waziristan 274,205, Orakzai 167,206, Frontier Regions (FR) Bannu 12446, FR DI Khan 28764, FR Kohat 59037, FR Lakki Marwat 12494, FR Peshawar 32937 and FR Tank 20936 respectively.

In Khyber Pakthunkhwa, Peshawar district has topped the list with highest number of registered voters as 1693386 followed by Mardan 1239939 voters and Swat 1193111 voters respectively.

Torghar is the district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where only 90414 voters were registered for the upcoming general elections 2018.

In Abbottabad, the total registered voters are 838726, Bannu 578872, Batagram 258155, Buner 445474, Charsadda 881017, Chitral 269579, DI Khan 719985, Hangu 275947, Haripur 657648, Karak 404475, Kohat 506699, Kohistan 154620, Lakki Marwat 421224, Lower Dir 681841, Malakand 386449, Manshera 947076, Nowshera 756364, Shangla 374343, Swabi 912669, Tank 180872 and Upper Dir 447414.

To a question, the official said that Election Commission of Pakistan (PEC) has constituted Monitoring Teams to monitor election campaign of candidates and political parties regarding any violation by a candidate or a political party of any provision of act, rules or the code of conduct issued by the Commission.

The Election Commission has also nominated persons for speedy disposal of complaints regarding any violation by a candidate or a political party of any provision of the act and rules of the commission.

The monitoring teams constituted for the provincial assembly's Constituencies will also monitor the corresponding national assembly constituencies, he said.

All the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of the districts of Khyber Patkhunkhwa were nominated as District Monitoring Officers (DMCs) who would be assisted by monitoring teams comprising senior officials of district administration and others lines departments including Assistant Commissioners, Additional Assistant Commissioners, Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMO) officers etc for smooth and transparent conduct of elections.

The official said code of conduct has been issued for candidates and political parties besides international observers and violators would be dealt in accordance with law.

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