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Pakistan’s PM orders feasibility on e-voting to ensure transparency in next polls

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Pakistan’s PM orders feasibility on e-voting to ensure transparency in next polls

Islamabad (UNA-OIC) – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said electronic voting was essential to ensure transparency in the next general election and directed the authorities concerned to prepare a feasibility report of the process on priority.

Chairing the meeting of federal cabinet here, the prime minister said all necessary actions would be taken to end corruption in elections as witnessed in the recent Senate polls.

“We want next general election to be fair and transparent and thus want to initiate the e-voting process well ahead of time,” he said.

The prime minister also directed to work out the details for the purchase of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), adding that he would also get regular updates on the progress of the project. He said introducing online voting for overseas Pakistanis was also on priority.

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