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ECP declares use of electronic voting machine uncertain

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission has expressed doubt over the idea of using EVMs in the upcoming elections as it may take a longer time to set up the electrical system. The Secretary of Election Commission said that there are challenges in

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

Objection to EVMs

A controversy has erupted between the government and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) over the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). The technology has been heralded by the prime minister as the only solution to end rigging and other

AJK set to hold general elections tomorrow

MIRPUR: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Election Commission has made all arrangements for holding free, fair and impartial elections for the AJK Legislative Assembly tomorrow July 25. Over 3.02 million registered voters both male and female in all 33 constituencies

NA passes bill granting voting rights to overseas Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) has passed the Election Act Amendment Bill 2020 containing dozens of amended clauses for electoral reforms including the voting right for overseas Pakistanis. The Lower House passed the amended Election Act, 2017 presented by Adviser

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

Electronic voting machines critical for ensuring transparent elections: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said introduction of electronic voting machine was critical for ensuring a transparent, safe and impartial voting process in the country. He said on the basis of past experiences, the introduction of such device was imperative

PTI emerges as largest party in Senate

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the largest party in the Senate after winning 18 seats in the elections followed by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) with eight seats. The ruling party now had 26 seats in the Upper

Opposition alliance secures major victory in Senate election

ISLAMABAD: Polling for Senate election was completed in the National Assembly along with two provincial assemblies –Sindh and Balochistan. The counting of votes is currently underway. In a major upset to the government, the joint opposition candidate Yousuf Raza Gilani