Rawalpindi: The District Election Commission of Pakistan in collaboration with Sustainable Social Development Organisation (SSDO) organised a walk on Friday evening to create awareness about voter registration in the community.
The walk was organised from Rawalpindi Press Club to Muree road which was also attended by member Provincial Assembly Asif Mehmood and Arif Abbasi, Maimoona Mandokhel President Pakistan Women Muslim League, Rizwan Ahmed and Bilal Abbasi office bearers of Jamat-e-Islami, Abid Abbasi Coordinator Press Clubs and large number of civil society activists, political and social workers and elected representatives.
Bakhtiar-ul-Mulk, District Election Commissioner of Rawalpindi, said that the Election Commission of Pakistan has taken initiative to enhance the turnout of voters in upcoming general elections by introducing District Voters Education Committee (DVEC) in every district of Pakistan. The District Voters’ Education Committees comprises of different stake holders of the district who are working as a volunteer to educate the citizens about the voter registration process and importance of vote. Syed Kausar Abbas, Executive Director of Sustainable Social Development Organisation (SSDO), said that the citizens can bring change through ballot which remains low in the history of Pakistan.
The democratic process can be strengthened by casting the vote of every individual, he said that the people needs come out of their homes to register their vote and cast it on the Election Day. Kausar Abbas said that the Election Commission of Pakistan is playing affective role to increase the turnout of the voters in the electoral process.
The purpose of introducing District Voters’ Education Committee is to create the awareness among citizens for using their right to vote and to facilitate them to register their vote in District Election Commission office before announcement of next elections. He said that every individual should play his role to educate others about the importance of vote. The use of vote can strengthen the democratic process in Pakistan and protect the rights of citizens, he added