GUJRANWALA-The Election Commission of Pakistan has planned celebration of December 7, as Voters’ Day to raise awareness among students about importance of votes.

Regional Election Commissioner Ch Aleem Shahab said that the ECP will celebrate Voters’ Day to aware the youth and sensitise them to the significance of their votes. “About 200, 000 students belonging to 500 education institutions of Gujranwala Division will be targeted in this regard,” Mr Shahab narrated at a press briefing here on other day.

He informed that special counters would be set up in TMA offices of all the 21 tehsils in the division where forms would be available for enrolment of new voters and transfer of votes. He claimed that in 2013 general election, turnout was 57 percent and now the election commission has fixed the turnout target at 70 percent for the general elections 2018.