Pakistan to have Electronic Voting Machines
Islamabad: Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be introduced in Pakistan and some 200,000 EVMs would be procured before the general elections, authorities said.
The Pakistani Election Commission plans to conduct a pilot project during local government polls expected next year, Dawn reported.
The general elections were last held in 2008.
Sources said on Saturday that a committee went into the merits and demerits of EVMs and it found the use of the technology in the country feasible. The EVMs feasibility report has been sent to President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.
The committee observed that the Election Commission should initiate the process for procurement of EVMs for the pilot project. It also suggested that a request for quotations should be sent to leading EVM vendors.
Sources said that billions of rupees would be required to implement the project as some 200,000 EVMs would have to be procured for general elections.
Though the cheapest EVM offered by an Indian company costs Rs 25,000, the Election Commission wants to introduce a better version.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- No trace of IAF's AN-32 aircraft and survivors
- Rio Olympics 2016: NADA to take decision on Narsingh Yadav's fate today
- Intruder who ‘spiked’ wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s food identified: Sources
- China increases soldiers at Ladakh's Pangong Lake
- Madhya Pradesh: Two women assaulted at railway station for carrying beef
- Lok Sabha passes child labour Bill despite opposition from children's rights activists
- India unlikely to get Kohinoor diamond back, hints UK minister
- Narshingh Yadav doping scandal: ‘Intruder’ who may have spiked wrestler's food identified?
- IMF says Egypt seeking financial support
- Pacer Kagiso Rabada scoops six South African awards