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ECP to assess internet voting system

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) task force has been working to assess web based automated system of internet voting for eligible Pakistani voters living abroad.

According to ECP, on the direction of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the ECP had established Internet Voting Task Force for conduct of third party evaluation and technical audit of the I-Voting solution, proposed by National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra).

It said that the I-Voting Task Force was mandated to technically assess the overall web based automated system of internet voting for eligible Pakistani voters living abroad having National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) and valid machine readable Pakistani passport as per the terms of reference (TOR) and will submit its report along with the recommendations.

National Database Registration Authority (NADRA), earlier in this month informed the Supreme Court that a preliminary software was developed to extend electronic voting facility to overseas Pakistanis through Internet in general elections.

A team of NADRA headed by its chairman Usman Mobin gave a detailed presentation to a bench comprising of Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar, Justice Umer Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan at the Supreme Court during the hearing regarding the right of vote to overseas Pakistanis.

 

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