The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is in the process of developing a digital app specifically designed for international users as part of its preparations for the upcoming general elections.
According to sources, the commission has initiated the issuance of cards for international observers, facilitating timely access to pertinent information through the digital app. This app is expected to feature special functionalities, including the ability to print Accreditation Cards in the final stages, as well as providing an online service for visa applications through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will collaborate with the Election Commission by supplying a comprehensive list of international observers, whose security clearance will be managed by the Ministry of Interior.
In line with the Open Door Policy under Section 238 of the Election Act 2017, the Election Commission’s approach to international observers includes setting up a desk at the Central Secretariat in Islamabad, along with service centers in the offices of provincial election commissioners for enhanced accessibility.