Thumb verification issue made political gimmick, says Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali has said that he didn’t oppose thumb verification but a political party has made the issue a political gimmick, ARY News reported on Wednesday. 

Speaking at the floor of National Assembly today the interior minister clarified the stance of the government over controversy with regard to NADRA and the issue of thumb impression. 

Chaudhary Nisar Ali proposed formation of a committee to investigate whether magnetic ink was used at all the polling stations or not.

He said it was not the responsibility of the incumbent government to provide magnetic ink for the last general elections. He said the issue of thumb verification should not be used for political gimmick as we are ready to address this issue while taking on board the opposition.

The Interior Minister said he fears that magnetic ink was not used in several areas and a large number of votes are unverifiable due to use of common ink.

The Interior Minister categorically stated that the government has not in any manner interfered in the thumb verification process of NADRA during last five months.