200-yard house in Karachi has 639 registered voters

The apex court had said that over 40 million votes were found to be bogus. The court was informed that 37 million fake votes were cast in previous elections.

By Hassan Siddiqui

Karachi: While measures are being taken in Karachi to purge voter-lists of bogus members, a 200-yard house located in a posh locality in the city has been found to have 639 voters registered to it, reported local correspondent of British web-site The News Tribe.

The single storey residency located in block 2 of PECHS area is known as ‘Kashana-e-Zaheer’ and cannot house more than three families at a time. Half of these bogus voters are women while 333 among them men.

The said house is located in the NA 251 constituency, which is considered stronghold of the province’s second largest political party MQM.

In the previous elections, Waseem Akhtar and Raza Haroon of the same party were elected member National Assembly and member provincial assembly respectively.

Political parties hold the view that there are ‘thousands of residents to which bogus voters are registered’. It has been consistently complained about wrongfully registering voters living in the same residents for decades.

According to the directives of Supreme Court of Pakistan, the present lists have been developed on the level of Towns and Union Councils. The apex court had said that over 40 million votes were found to be bogus.

The court was informed that 37 million fake votes were cast in previous elections.

Courtesy: The News Tribe

http://www.thenewstribe.com/2012/11/22/200-yard-house-in-karachi-has-639-registered-voters/

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