ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Thursday announced to introduce the Electronic Voting System in the next general elections of the country.
During a media briefing, Secretary Election Commission Ishtiaq Ahmed Khan said the next general elections would be held through Electronic Voting Machines.
He said the Electronic Voting Machine would be introduced in the country in two years time, adding, the concerned companies had been directed for the preparation of these machines.
While issuing the second five-year Strategic Plan of the Election Commission of Pakistan, Ishtiaq said the ECP had decided to establish a unit to verify the assets of the parliamentarians.
He said the current rules of the Election Commission were foolproof and that there was no chance of rigging if these rules were fully followed.
Ishtiaq Ahmed said the general elections of 2013 were the fairest elections in the history of the country.
“All the countries of the world accepted the general elections 2013,” he mentioned.
Speaking about the complaints pending before the Election Tribunals, the Secretary ECP said the tribunals had done away with 70 per cent of the electoral complaints.
He said the electoral reforms could not be put in place in a day or two as the process takes time.