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ECP to reconsider use of electronic machines in upcoming elections

ISLAMABAD: Electronic voting seemed still a distant dream in Pakistan as the Election Commission of Pakistan has proposed to review the decision about use of electronic voting machines (EVMS) and biometric verification machines (BVMs) in the upcoming general election. Sources said the ECP feared that hackers can sabotage election process in the country in the same way as they had done in France by hacking data on a large scale. They said the commission would review the use of modern technologies in elections in its…

107,526 pilgrims to perform Hajj under govt scheme

ISLAMABAD: Computerized balloting to select successful applicants under Government Hajj scheme 2017 was held in Islamabad today (Friday). Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Religious affairs Sardar Yousaf said that 386096 applications have been received out of which 107526 will offer the Hajj under government hajj scheme. He said applications of 197 people above the age of 90 years have been approved for Hajj without balloting and one attendant will be allowed to travel with them. The Minister said that…