Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced to introduce electronic voting system.
Talking to media here on Tuesday, the premier said electronic voting system being introduced to ensure utmost transparency in the election process, adding that a mechanism will also be brought for overseas Pakistanis so that they can participate in the voting process.
PM Khan said NADRA’s data will be utilized for the electronic voting in the country for which Election Commission of Pakistan is being consulted. He said a bill for these reforms will soon be introduced in the parliament.
Imran Khan said elections in Azad Kashmir and Senate are approaching soon, while general election will be held in 2023. He said the prime objective to introduce these reforms is to ensure fair and transparent elections in Pakistan and enhance people's trust in the polling process.
The Prime Minister also announced to introduce a Constitutional Amendment for Senate elections through show of hands instead of secret balloting to end sale and purchase of votes.
The premier said the constitutional amendment is not possible without two-third majority in the parliament and for this purpose government needs other parties' support as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf does not has the required number of votes to amend the constitution.