Wednesday September 08, 2021

ECP Objections Over Electronic Voting Are One Sided

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Science and Technology tasked to produce the electronic voting machines (EVM) on Wednesday said the objections raised yesterday by the election commission were prejudiced and unsubstantiated.

Our technical team was summoned in the Election Commission of Paksitan (ECP) office just today to brief the authority over the EVMs but it has already raised objections to before even the briefing, said federal science minister Shbili Faraz.

ECP submitted its report on the use of EVM to the parliamentary standing committee, raising about 37 objections.

It, however, agreed that step by step introduction and implementation of EVMs may be helpful in achieving transparency in voting.

Shibli Faraz said our technical team briefed the ECP today but the poll regulatory had already raised and submitted its objections the day before.

The objections are not on technical grounds but were raised on general matters, the ministry officials claimed.

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