PM Imran Khan announces electronic voting systems for next elections

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday announced to introduce electronic voting systems throughout the country to ensure fair, impartial and transparent election polls in the country.

“Talks are underway with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for E-voting in the country”, Prime Minister Imran Khan said in his address to the nation over electoral reforms.

He invited the opposition parties to join hands in legislations for the electoral reforms in Pakistan so that no one can raise allegations on the transparency of the polls in the future.

The premier said Senate and AJK polls are right on the corner and underlined the need for constitutional amendments to allow Senate elections via a show of hand.

Recalling the 2013 general elections, he said that all political parties raised allegations of rigging. PML-N alleged polls were rigged in Sindh, while PPP called the 2013 general elections as ‘RO elections.

He said PTI demanded to reopen four constituencies in the 2013 elections just to ensure transparency of the next election [2018] but was denied.