Those who take advantage of corrupt system are opposing EVMs, says PM Imran

Those who take advantage of corrupt system are opposing EVMs, says PM Imran

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that those taking advantage from the corrupt system were opposing the electronic voting machines (EVMs).

Addressing the signing ceremony of Performance Agreements with federal ministers in Islamabad, the premier said EVMs would not benefit the government in any way as the only purpose of introducing these machines was to make the polls transparent.

“Since 1970 everyone who has suffered defeat in an election has cried foul,” he said.

"The EVMs will end such controversies," PM Imran said, adding that even the elections in the Senate, which has 1,500 votes, have become controversial.

Speaking about the performance of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government, the prime minister said that the first year in power was about survival while in the second year, the government had to take tackle the coronavirus pandemic and economic challenges.

PM Imran, while referring to Covid-19, said that the government has not taken due credit for the way it has handled the pandemic and kept the economy running.

"The third year in power has now provided us with the opportunity to work hard and achieve targets set by the government," the premier said, adding that the PTI government would again return to power on the basis of its performance.

PM Imran urged the cabinet members to exceed the targets set in the agreements in order to live up to the expectations of the masses.

A total of 41 ministries have prepared 1,090 initiatives for the next two years. These are related to various sectors including development projects, economy, policy making and reforms, the Radio Pakistan reported.

These agreements cover all divisions of the federal government.