With the 2023 general elections just around the corner, the Election Commission of Pakistan on Monday issued a report, stating that the number of registered voters in the country had exceeded 120 million – an increase of over 14 million in the last five years.
During the previous 2018 general elections when the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf came to power, the number of registered voters was 106 million.
The ECP released the number of total registered voters till March 28, 2023, according to which, the total number of voters across Pakistan has exceeded 120.56 million.
The ECP also released the percentage of voter in terms of age. The highest number of voter are in the age group of 26 to 35 years, which make up 26 per cent of the total number of voters.
According to the ECP report, the ratio of male voter in Pakistan is 54 per cent while that of female voter is 46 per cent.
The total number of registered voter in Islamabad is over one million while Punjab tops the list with 71.5 million voters.
The number of registered voters in the federal capital is over one million, of which 536,200 are male voter and 484,753 female.
The number of registered voter in Balochistan is 5.2 million of which 2.9 million are males and 2.2 million are females.
The number of registered voters in K-P is 20.1 million of which 10.16 million are male voter while 9.72 million are females.
In Punjab, the largest province of the country population-wise, the number of registered voter is 71.5 million, of which 38.4 million are men and 33.1 million women.
Similarly, the number of registered voter in Sindh is 20.63 million, of which 10.43 million are males while 10.2 million are females.
Published in the Logical Baat, April 11 , 2023.