The Ministry of Science and Technology has set up an electronic voting machine in Parliament House so that legislators and the press can see the debate machine.
A press release issued by the National Assembly Secretariat said that the machine has been installed at Gate No. 1 of the Parliament House.
The statement said a technical officer would be present near the machine to respond to any concerns raised by parliamentarians and the media. They help the machine to understand its functions and usefulness. Can also see
The statement said, “This machine has been displayed on the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan for electronic voting
Last month, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry demonstrated to Prime Minister Imran Khan how the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) works.
After watching the demonstration, Prime Minister Khan said that Pakistan’s democratic and electoral process could no longer afford a system that would be questioned and the public’s confidence would be shaken.
Talking about the importance and necessity of electronic voting system, he said that the introduction of such system in the light of past experience would make the electoral process transparent, secure and impartial.
Prime Minister Khan had directed that efforts be intensified to equip the proposed EVM with modern security features and also to take into account the experience of developed countries.
In his briefing, Chaudhry demonstrated the voting method using an EVM and various features of a machine developed by Comsats and the National Institute of Electronics.
The Prime Minister was informed that with the help of this machine, where the entire voting process would be completely transparent, the results of the election process would be completely safe and immediately available.
The opposition rejected the proposal to hold the next general election through electronic voting
Most opposition parties have rejected the electoral reforms proposed by Prime Minister Imran Khan in full force: Electoral Voting Machines (EVMs) in the next general election.
The opposition argues that anything that is controlled and manipulated by others and can be manipulated to manipulate election results is unacceptable and unacceptable. He added that he would strongly oppose the introduction of EVMs in Parliament.
The Prime Minister has not only supported the use of EVMs but President Dr. Arif Alvi has also held several meetings to promote the use of voting machines in the upcoming elections. They have also been given demonstrations of machines, developed by local government agencies. However, none of them bothered to include any opposition party on the board in this important debate.
When contacted, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, a former speaker and prominent PML-N leader, told The News, “Countries where EVMs have been tested and tested have already returned to paper ballots. Or going back to the old system for various reasons. “
He said that during his tenure as Speaker, two delegations have visited foreign countries to study the EVM system. One of them is Dr. Arif Alvi.
“An economically strapped country like Pakistan cannot afford billions and billions of rupees to buy hundreds of thousands of EVMs. We cannot ensure uninterrupted power supply and internet service in Pakistan, ”the former speaker said. “We have to consider our resources and capabilities.”
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