electoral reforms

Electoral reforms bill

The government has finally managed to pass the bill on electoral reforms allowing the use of electronic voting machines in elections and granting voting rights to overseas Pakistanis. Immediately after the bill sailed in a joint session of parliament, the

Electronic voting machine bill delayed, will govt succeed in electoral reforms?

Open elections have become a very important issue in Pakistan. Concerns about the electoral system have been raised for the last 70 years, but when it comes to the use of technology, political parties start opposing. The present government is

Electoral reforms must for transparent elections: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry has said on Tuesday that electoral reforms are essential for fair and transparent elections in the country. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Fawad Chaudhry said that a briefing was given

EVMs, electoral reforms only solution to ensure free elections: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday urged the opposition to accept electoral reforms and the implementation of electronic voting machines (EVMs). Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly during the post-budget session, the prime minister said insisted that

Opposition parties should show seriousness in electoral reforms: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain on Friday said the government is ready to approach and hold talks with the opposition parties for electoral reforms. Addressing a news conference along with Adviser on Commerce Razaq Dawood, the

Need for electoral reforms

Almost all elections and even by-polls in the history of Pakistan are faced with rigging allegations and mismanagement. This severely undermines democracy in the country and takes away the citizen’s right to choose the government of their choice. Faced with

Electoral reforms

With the controversy regarding Senate elections firmly behind and the threat of the opposition’s protests subsided, the government seems in the mood for much-needed electoral reforms. These reforms are crucial so that future elections are without the unusual allegations which


After months of political wrangling and uncertainty, former bureaucrat Jalal Sikander Sultan was sworn as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) making the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) completely functional once again. A bipartisan committee headed by human rights minister Shireen