National Voters Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm in the Punjab province on Wednesday, December 7.
Various seminars, awareness walks and events were organised for creating awareness among voters in all districts of the province under the leadership of the district election commissioners. People from all walks of life actively participated in the events.
The main event in this regard was held in the provincial capital, which was organised by the Provincial Election Commissioner Punjab with Provincial Election Commissioner Saeed Gul in the chair. Joint Provincial Election Commissioners Abdul Hafeez and Sain Bakhsh Chanar, and other senior officers also participated in the event.
Personalities belonging to different schools of thought, civil society representatives, development partners of the Election Commission, leading personalities of institutions and media also participated in the ceremony.
Provincial Election Commissioner Saeed Gul, while addressing the participants, highlighted the importance of voting and said that it was the constitutional responsibility of the Election Commission to take all such steps to conduct a transparent election to strengthen the electoral system.
He said: “We were not only celebrating National Voters Day across the province with enthusiasm, but also appealing to all eligible people to ensure their registration as a voter and cast their votes on the election day.”
The provincial election commissioner also highlighted various initiatives of the Election Commission and said that the Commission was always making efforts to change the electoral system according to requirements of the new era. “The Election Commission has completed most of the goals of the five-year strategic plan 2019-23. The Election Commission has established a state-of-the-art Research and Development Centre, which is a research wing to work on EVMs [electronic voting machines] and various voting methods for overseas Pakistanis and the latest methods used worldwide,” he said.