KARACHI - Jamaat-e-Islami has rejected the recent voter lists and demanded flawless and transparent electoral rolls.

Addressing a press conference at Idara Noor-e-Haq on Saturday, JI Karachi Ameer Hussain Mehanti claimed that voter lists carried more than 35 percent bogus entries. He alleged the bogus voters were deliberately inserted so as to favour a particular political party. He said the voter lists should be made public through Internet and other relevant websites.

Mahenti said that voters lists were being rectified for last one year. In this regard, the JI had also extended cooperation for keeping the lists transparent but to no avail.

He said the election commission had announced that voter lists would be displayed for public viewing from March 1 at around 60,000 public venues but the lists and staff of election commission were missing at 30-40 percent display centres.

“The JI has rejected these voter lists because those were prepared with alleged prejudice and aimed at favouring a particular political party,” he added.

The JI leader claimed that entries of huge number of voters belonged to Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were missing in the electoral rolls. Their particulars were added according to their permanent residential addresses in their respective provinces.

The JI is fully convinced that the voter lists have allegedly carried more than 35 percent wrong or distorted information about the voters of the city. It were not prepared in accordance with the database of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), he said.

He demanded that the voter lists should be revised with removal of identified blunders. The voters’ particulars should be placed according to their present residential addresses as per Nadra’s available record.

Mehanti further demanded that people should be informed through advertisement in newspapers and TV channels prior to displaying the voter lists for public view.

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