Electronic Voting Technology is to be transferred to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) soon, said by the Minister of Federal Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry. Chaudhry announced that his ministry developed a technology to promote electronic voting within the country.
Chaudhry introduced the news while he was addressing a news conference along with his companions including Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Senator Shibli Faraz, and Usman Dar.
About Electronic Voting Technology
Electronic Voting Technology has been developed in aid of National University of Science and Technology (NUST), National Institute of Electronics, and COMSATS university.
How Electronic Voting Technology is beneficial?
According to the Minister of Federal Science and Technology, the technology would help to ensure transparency during the election process. The system is likely to abort malpractices during the elections.
Government of Pakistan has presented an election reform bill in assembly to develop the electronic voting technology in Pakistan, Chaudhry added.
Previously, In November 2020, PM Imran Khan announced that in his tenure an electronic voting system would be introduced in the country to certain the fairness in elections. Also, the Imran Khan said that government is looking forward to come up with a system for overseas Pakistanis to cast their votes.
Allegations from Opposition
Chaudhry stated that opposition leader, Maryam Nawaz complained of rigging in the polling stations. He said, she complained it about the polls from where Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidates won. Opposition didn’t accuse government for rigging from the polls where Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) won i.e. from Nowshera and Wazirabad.
Fawad Chaudhry rejected the false allegations from Maryam Nawaz and said, “We do not live on Mars and are well aware of the fog situation in the area.”
However, we hope that Electronic Voting System would be beneficial in transparency of voting system.