ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s election regulatory authority has started door-to-door verification of elderly voters after more than 20,000 of them were found to be between the ages of 100 and 142, reported the local media on Tuesday.
The country is said to have one of the youngest populations in the world. According to the 2017 census, 40.3 percent of Pakistan’s population is under the age of 15 while only 3.7 percent is aged 65 or more.
“Over 20,000 voters registered on the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) voters’ list have been found to be aged between 100 and 142 years, many of them possibly eyewitness of the British colonial rule, World War II and the creation of Pakistan,” the Express Tribune reported.
It added the door-to-door verification process would continue until August 13.
The ECP is expected to publish the final list of voters during the ongoing month after thoroughly reviewing its database.
At present, the election agency’s record reflects a total of 11,760 female and 8,590 male Pakistani citizens above the age of 100 in the country.
“In Sindh, over 8,633 centenarian voters belong to Karachi, including 4,301 females and 4,332 males,” the newspaper reported.
The ECP said earlier this month it had completed the process of delimitation of constituencies for national and provincial assemblies and was in a position to hold general elections in the country.