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NADRA Develops SMS Service for Voters’ Verification

By  | 29, Dec 2011 | 30 Comments



pk 300x201  NADRA Develops SMS Service for Voters’ Verification

Check and Find Out Your Polling Station Details Through 8300

National Database & Registration Authority, NADRA has developed an SMS service application to facilitate citizens to verify their vote registration and particulars in the voters’ list, Deputy Chairman NADRA, Tariq Malik stated this in a statement issued here today.

NADRA and ECP signed agreements with telecom companies to forge a partnership in order to launch this service.
“I congratulate Ufone, WARID and Telenor who stood up and offer their platforms for this national interest, and expect the companies who are sitting on fence to step up to the challenge and contribute on national cause” said Tariq Malik.

He added that this service would be initiated soon after the publication of Preliminary (ghair hatmi) electoral rolls (PER) for public display.

The sender will send his CNIC number to a short code and will subsequently receive a message in Urdu. It will confirm registration of voter as well as location (electoral area) where voter is registered along with serial number of voter in electoral rolls.

This service will help the general public to check the status of their vote conveniently from anywhere, anytime across Pakistan. He said after the introduction of the new service, it would be the responsibility of every eligible voter to make sure that his/her vote had been registered and furthermore to report any discrepancy to ECP.

The intent of using this service is to assist ECP to execute its constitutional duty as per electoral laws. “We want to use technology, to provide outreach” Malik added. ECP is considering more than 50,000 display centers countrywide where PER will be physically displayed but introduction of SMS service is expected to spike genuine public interest in electoral process.

While lauding the innovative service and NADRA role’s Mr. Ishtiaq Ahmad Khan, Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan said it is a milestone to facilitate the voters. He said it is a great convenience to the citizens to be able to check their vote status through e-governance using state-of-the-art technologies, first time in the world.

He appreciated the cooperation offered by the Ufone and Telenor in this historic move leading towards ensuring free and fair elections. Deputy Chairman NADRA, Secretary ECP and Chiefs of Ufone, WARID and Telenor later signed the agreement.

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  • Muhammad Anas

    Very Well Done!
    This is something we extreamly needed!
    Keep up the good work NADRA and ECP, and congrats to Ufone, Warid and Telenor.
    Now waiting for that particuler short code to send my CNIC no.

  • http://creativerepository.com Abdus Salam

    Level bhai level!

  • Wimax User

    Hopefully they will launch this service soon.

  • Omar

    Excellent – Time and Cost effective solution

  • http://www.pakbookbank.com spread education in pakistan

    very nice :) its need of the time :) specially when i want to vote for the fst tyme :)

  • Owais

    Short Code will be 8300 for all network users

  • ahmadnowaz

    where is ‘apna hy’ n ‘sb keh do’?? :D

  • http://seowikia.wordpress.com Syed Majid Bukhari

    have they launched it ?

  • http://www.abdulqadoos.com Abdul Qadoos

    appreciated

  • Inam Orakzai

    Great initiative!
    WELL DONE!

  • http://www.elixir.org.pk Hair Transplant Pakistan

    Surely a great use of technology, now each and every individual would be able to know that his vote is registered or not just through use of an SMS….

  • Abbas

    When this service will be lauched???

  • Qazi

    How great is this.
    Is it start working?

  • rana farhan

    kindly start this activity as soon as possible. ! We are waiting

  • Adnan

    Jazz and Zong ka relation kahi PPP ya PML N say to nahi . ha ha ha

  • http://www.tinyurl.com/djsajjad Malik Sajjad

    Ya i think zong and jazz suporting ppp and pml(n)

  • bilal@cheapdesignerhandbags

    WELL THIS IS ONE OF VERY GOOD EFFORT AND ITS REALLY GOOD TO KNOW IT HERE

  • Ali

    When this service will be Available and plz inform me About short code

  • Rehmat

    This is a milestone to facilitate the voters and a great convenience to the citizens to be able to check their vote status through e-governance using state-of-the-art technologies, this is first time in the world i guess.

    May it useful for non mobile holders plz?
    Or how that ppl use this option who don’t have mobile phone?..

  • dr.javed

    its really an APPRECIABLE EFFORT….keep it up NADRA and hope the best more

  • naeemarsalan

    check my vote no my cnic no5510390585773

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  • http://www.3demprise.com Raheel

    our electoral location is unknown may be because of load on servar or it will be cleared after some time
    but remarkable goal acheived by nadra.
    there is also a vague picture that what is the procedure to correct the wrong location
    There is some also improvement in a way that name also be mentioned

  • Saeed

    ALLAH MAY GIVE THEM TOUFEEQ

  • arif

    my prmenent adress on cnic is from ajk and i m living in islamabad and my present adress on cnic is from islamad can i vote in islamabad

  • http://www.yahoo.com muhammad ziaurrahman

    check my vote no my cnic 35202-3485746-1

  • tallal hassan ahmed

    u can tell me the no on which i can check my vote

  • http://@yahoo.com abdul majeed

    card 811031-466411-3 abdul majeed mohammad bashir marey ma ka nam kia lika ha please

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    IT IS VERY SIMPLE METHOD

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    FDG