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Ultimate choice relating to use of EVMs in elections will probably be taken by ECP: Alvi

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President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi. Picture: File
  • President Alvi says govt would facilitate ECP in executing technique of electoral reforms in a clear method.
  • Requires addressing the reservations, raised by the ECP, relating to the modification of the electoral legal guidelines.
  • Underlines the necessity for enhancing the prevailing electoral legal guidelines to allow about 9 million abroad Pakistanis to vote.

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi Thursday stated that the ultimate choice relating to the usage of digital voting machines (EVMs) in elections will probably be taken by the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP).

Based on a press launch issued on this regard, the president was chairing a gathering of the sub-committee on rising applied sciences in i-voting. He stated authorities organisations would facilitate the ECP in executing the method of electoral reforms in a clear method.

President Alvi additionally known as for addressing the reservations, raised by the ECP, relating to the modification of the electoral legal guidelines. He emphasised that vote was a elementary proper of each citizen, and so they couldn’t be disadvantaged of their fundamental proper because of the weaknesses of the system.

The assembly was attended by Minister for Info Know-how and Telecommunication (IT&T) Syed Aminul Haq, Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati, Secretary Ministry of IT&T Dr Muhammad Sohail Rajput, Performing Chairman NADRA Brig (retd) Khalid Latif, DG (IT) ECP Khizer Aziz, and different officers of the federal government.

Addressing the assembly, the president underlined the necessity for enhancing the prevailing electoral legal guidelines to allow about 9 million abroad Pakistanis to train their proper to vote according to the instructions of the Supreme Courtroom of Pakistan.

He burdened the necessity for enhancing communication among the many stakeholders involved to handle any misconceptions about i-voting for abroad Pakistanis. Referring to the Elections Act, 2017, Azam Khan Swati knowledgeable the assembly that 49 amendments had been integrated within the stated Act with the consent of ECP and this time the related organisations must also assist the continuing reforms to make sure transparency and credibility of the electoral course of.

EVMs solely choice to stop ballot fraud: PM Imran Khan

In the meantime, Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday stated digital voting machines (EVMs) are the one choice to stop ballot fraud and guarantee transparency within the electoral course of.

He was presiding over a briefing on the usage of digital voting machines in elections within the nation, which was attended by Minister for Science and Know-how Shibli Faraz, Chief of the Home in Senate Dr Shehzad Wasim, Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati, Minister of State for Info and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib and Advisor to the Prime Minister Babar Awan.

The PM was given an in depth briefing on the progress made to this point in the usage of digital voting machines and laws relating to electoral reforms. He reiterated his dedication to make sure transparency in the usage of digital voting machines and to satisfy all constitutional necessities.

“Overseas Pakistanis are an asset to the country; they must be involved in the election process,” he added. The prime minister emphasised that electoral reforms, digital voting, and the voting course of for abroad Pakistanis ought to be accomplished quickly.

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