EVM technology to defeat rigging in next elections, says Fawad Ch

Babar Awan invites opposition parties to talks on electoral reforms

By: News Desk      Published: 12:21 PM, 19 May, 2021
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Fawad Chaudhry and Babar Awan talk to newsmen.

Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said that electronic voting machine (EVM) technology will defeat rigging in the next general elections, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Fawad Ch clarified that EVMs will not be connected to the internet and all mobile phone users can operate this voting machine easily.

He said that the opposition may not accept the government's electoral reforms but should present their own reforms as consensus is required for the election reforms.

He said the government has completed all 36 conditions of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

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Fawad and Babar Awan were talking to media persons in Islamabad on Wednesday. 

“EVM is being used in 20 countries but PPP and PML-N are not ready to come out from the era of parchi (physical) ballot,” he added.

The information minister also invited opposition parties to come and inspect the EVMs. 

Fawad said what’s happening now is the results do not come till the morning after the polling time’s completion.

Adviser to Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan said, “A country which is five times larger than Pakistan makes the Election Commission acceptable to all.” He was talking about India without naming it.

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Babar Awan invited PML-N to see and review the model of the EVM machines. 

“Steps are being taken to rectify the shortcomings in the electoral system,” the SAPM said.

Babar Awan said that the government is ready to answer all the questions of the opposition regarding EVM machines. 

“The government has provided overseas Pakistanis a right to vote and empower the ECP as well,” he added.