Over 12 million women voters were not registered in the country, ECP
Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that how an election could become free and fair when such a large number of women would be out of the electoral process. Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad addressing the electoral reforms conference here said that over 12 million women voters were not registered in the country. “It is the responsibility of political parties to ensure registration of women as voters,” secretary ECP said. He lamented a lack of cooperation from the political parties over the issue and requested the parties to extend cooperation with the election commission. Around 4.3 million women voters were registered before the general election of 2018, he said. He expressed apprehension that the number of unregistered women voters in the country could further increase. The ECP was working in collaboration with the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) for registration of the women voters, he said. Yaqoob suggested for considering the proposal of representation with the ratio of population.