ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) yesterday decided to start revision of Electoral Rolls from first of the next month.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting of the Planning Committee chaired by Secretary, Election Commission of Pakistan Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad in Islamabad on Friday.

Various aspects to make elections more fair, transparent and efficient were also discussed in detail during the meeting.

The Provincial Election Commissioners were directed to ensure comprehensive arrangements to facilitate the public during the process. A publicity campaign will be launched simultaneously to motivate the public to make the revision and verification process successful.

Voters education programme would focus on improving voters turnout for elections, reduce male female voters gap and motivating women, youth, students and other neglected unprivileged groups.

The verification of polling stations established during General Elections-2013 is being started to ascertain the suitability and availability of buildings.

It was also decided to have storage facilities at Divisional level and relevant complementary staff to maintain the electoral record.