ISLAMABAD : The ECP has asked Nadra to update Final Electoral Rolls (FER-12) by adding 781,735 voters, who were issued CNICs after printing of FER-12 on May 31. According to a press release, Nadra has received directions from ECP that names of new CNIC holders will be enrolled as voters on monthly basis after verifying their physical presence through door to door verification.
; however in first instance all new CNICs which were issued by NADRA during the month of June 2012, July 2012 & August 2012 will be included in FER 2012. A statement said, according to Economic Survey of Pakistan (derived from National Institute of Population Studies-NIPS), the Pakistan’s population in the year 2012 is estimated at 180.71 million and the adult: minor ratio of Pakistan is 51.25, meaning hereby the adult (18 years and above) population of Pakistan is 92.61 million, excluding AJK and GB. Since its inception in year 2000, NADRA has issued 91,379,788 CNICs to adult citizens who are also eligible as voters. NADRA said around 3 million cards have been issued to citizens of AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan which do not reflect inFERs as these citizens are not eligible to vote in general elections in Pakistan and they have separate Election Commission. As many as 2,368,393 CNICs issued to AJK citizens who are not resident of Pakistan, do not qualify eligibility criteria of being voter according to section 7 of Electoral Rolls Act, 1974.