Karachi: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that it has the fullest resolve to ensure maximum participation of women, differently abled persons, and transgender people in the poll process.
While meeting with the representatives of civil society, Provincial Election Commissioner Sindh Aijaz Anwar Chohan said that a number of sections had been inserted in the Election Act-2017 to ensure participation of women in the poll process.
He said that in this regard, the Section 206 had made it binding upon all the political parties to give at least five per cent of the election tickets to women candidates.
He said that differently abled persons had been given the facility of postal ballot for ensuring their participation in the poll process. They would be given special facilities if they opted to physically cast their vote on the election day.
He sought the fullest support of the civil society in the struggle of the ECP to ensure participation of women, differently abled persons, and transgender people in the poll process.
Provincial Election commissioner said that the ECP had been conducting special awareness campaign so to register women, differently abled persons, and transgenders as voters as for the purpose National Database & Registration Authority was also involved for issuance of Computerised National Identity Cards to them.
Chohan said they should cast their vote in the upcoming local government elections in the province so to increase the voter turnout.
He said that the ECP had been striving hard to ensure that people belonging to every section of the society should take part in the poll process from the initial stage of registration in the electoral roll to the final step of casting vote on the election day.
The representatives of the civil society said that they would work with the Election Commission to ensure participation of females, special persons, and transgender community in the elections.