4.5m persons verified voter record through SMS service
STAFF REPORT IBD: Over 4.5 million citizens have so far verified their records of vote through SMS service launched from March 1 in order to facilitate Pakistani citizens to verify their vote registration and particulars in the voter lists.
“Mobilink, being the largest mobile phone operator in the country, is leading in terms of checking vote verification through SMS, as around 1.44 million eligible voters have utilized its network,” disclosed Deputy Chairman Nadra, Tariq Malik, to the media.
Telenor remained second as around 1.282 million voters have so far checked the status of their votes through its network, Ufone was third in a row with 980,072 SMS, Warid with 448,438 and Zong with 392,816, he said.
Tariq said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in collaboration with Nadra and mobile phone operators launched the worlds biggest SMS for 83.2 million Pakistani voters besides displaying new electoral rolls across the country.
On sending at short code 8300 CNIC number (without dashes), a voters gets an SMS with the information of his/her electoral area name in Urdu language, where she/he is registered to vote, including tehsil and district, he said. Exact Block code number per Pakistan Census Organization is also displayed with serial number in the respective voters list, he maintained.