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Sec'y ECP hints at using e-voting machines in Elections 2018

ISLAMABAD: Secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Ishtiaq Ahmed Khan has said the General Elections 2018 will be conducted through electronic voting machines, which will be introduced within next 2 years – ARY News reports.

According to details, the Secretary ECP said so while briefing the National Assembly's Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs in today's session.

He briefed the committee that with the use of e-voting machines, fake votes will be impossible to cast, whilst he also admitted that fake votes were cast in the General Elections on May 11 in some constituencies.

Ishtiaq Ahmed stated that conducting free and fair polls is the responsibility of the ECP, which will be discharged.

Elaborating on Local Body (LB) delimitations, he told that it is the duty of the provincial governments, while we are waiting for the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan regarding delimitations in Sindh and Punjab.

He also said that the ECP has written a letter to the Prime Minister regarding a population census; it is being some 16 years that no census is held.

Ishtiaq urged that first a census should be held than delimitations should be formed.

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