Next elections to be held through EVMs, says Sheikh Rasheed

By: News Desk      Published: 02:26 PM, 1 Dec, 2021
Next elections to be held through EVMs, says Sheikh Rasheed
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Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has said that the next general elections will be held on the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

He said the government has completed legislation to provide the right to vote to overseas Pakistanis.

Addressing an event in Rawalpindi on Wednesday, the minister said the use of EVMs in general elections will ensure free, fair and transparent voting with credible and accurate results. 

The minister said all Pakistani citizens living abroad will have the right to vote in the next general elections and hence will play a vital role in decision making.

Sheikh Rasheed said that there was always Pandora’s box after every election and this should stop. He said the federal cabinet has approved the provision of online visas to people associated with Tableeghi groups.

Sheikh Rasheed said sixty colleges and three universities have been established in the Rawalpindi district while the government is working to establish an IT university in this constituency. He said the education of girls is very crucial for the education of the coming generations. He announced to provide 1.5 million rupees for purchasing computers for Government Associate College for Women Rawalpindi.

He also thanked Allah Almighty for providing an “incompetent opposition” to Prime Minister Imran Khan. 

Sheikh Rasheed said that it is up to the opposition whether they approach the court or not on the recent legislation about the electoral reforms.

The minister acknowledged that there is no doubt in it that inflation is too much now and mostly affects salaried people. He said the government is working to control inflation.

He said Pakistan has enjoyed cordial and exemplary relations with China and Saudi Arabia since long.