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No investigation started yet regarding failure of RTS on election day: minister

ISLAMABAD: The investigation regarding failure of Results Transmission System (RTS) on the election day has not yet started and the Cabinet has received a letter from Election Commission of Pakistan for formulating a commission over the matter, it has been reported.

Caretaker Minister for Information, Broadcasting and Law Syed Ali Zafar says that the law ministry would decide about formulation of the commission.

The minister said that the oath taking ceremony of the prime minister could be held on August 14, if the National Assembly session will be called on August 11.

To a query, he said negotiations with International Monitory Fund (IMF) was not the mandate of the caretaker government but that of the newly elected government, adding it was decided by the government that no step or action would be taken which may cause problems for the coming government.

He said the national economy was in fragile condition and there was no issue in going to IMF.

He hoped that the newly elected government would resolve the problems of the country.

The RTS is an android application which enables election officers to send the results to the ECP in real time.

Nadra teams had to go to the offices of Returning Officers to activate the RTS software, and according to the ECP, the RTS software was installed in the smartphones of all Presiding Officers (PO) who were able to transmit Form 45 (containing tabulated results of the polling station) via their phone to the ECP on election day.

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