ISLAMABAD  - Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Fakhruddin G Ibrahim says the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is ready to conduct door to door verification of voters’ lists in Karachi with the help of the Army.

Speaking to the media, the CEC said the an ECP meeting had been called in Karachi for Friday to discuss recent bye-elections in Punjab and Sindh, issue of dual nationalities, electoral rolls, delimitation of Karachi in the light of judgment of Supreme Court, besides some other administrative matters.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Supreme Court ordered the ECP to conduct door to door verification of voter lists in Karachi with the help of the Army and Rangers. Separately, the ECP has taken notice of the incidents of firing at the bastion of candidates in the bye-polls.

Sialkot police have arrested three accused of firing after registering a case against them. Weapons have been recovered from them.

The Punjab election commissioner has also been directed to contact the provincial chief secretary and DCOs to lodge FIR against the perpetrators. Besides, FIRs will also be registered in other cities where section 144 was violated to arrest the people responsible for causing harassment and fear among public.

Meanwhile, the ECP has asked TV channels, by a letter, to send footage of the firing incidents to the ECP.