E-voting elections, Pakistan, general elections

Will Pakistan be able to introduce e-voting by next general elections?

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz revealed that the PTI government has been making efforts to introduce electronic voting system in the next general elections in order ensure to ensure transparency in the system.

Talking to media after the federal cabinet, he said that the government wanted to bring the Overseas Pakistanis in electoral process by enabling them to cast their votes. He also appreciated the overseas nationals for their role in economic uplift of the country.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed on a need to ensure transparency in elections so no one could raise objection on the elections results.

The information minister further said that the government was also making efforts for transparency in Senate election process, adding that public should be aware of people who resort to use of money for buying votes.

The premier, according to Shibli, issued directives for the departments concerned to take effective steps for checking incidents of rape and sexual assault against women and children. He said the Prime Minister expressed concern that such incidents have not substantially decreased.

Shibli Faraz said the recently passed Inheritance Bill has made the process of acquiring succession certificates easy for legal heirs.

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