Shibli Faraz refutes claims of Rs150 bllion expense on EVMs


Federal Minister for Science and Expertise Senator Shibli Faraz has mentioned that the regulation is obvious that the 2023 election can be held by way of Digital Voting Machines (EVM) and rejected the claims of Rs150 billion expense on EVMs.

He acknowledged that it’s as much as the Election Fee Pakistan (ECP) to resolve which machine to make use of, including that EVM may also be utilized in by-elections, whereas India began utilizing EVMs way back.

The minister mentioned that the PPP and PML-N haven’t even talked about using know-how until date however the authorities led by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has taken sensible steps.

Shibli Faraz went on to say that the regulation is obvious that the election of 2023 can be held by way of EVM, including that now it’s the job of the ECP to implement as this could have began from 2017.

“The ECP will now have to begin the method, he mentioned including that the machines have been made in accordance with the parameters given by the ECP.

The minister additional mentioned that the Elections Act 2017 clearly states that digital voting machine can be utilized and the regulation has been handed now. The ECP ought to launch tender for the machines. “We’ve manufactured the 90 machine in a day and if the establishment tries, 60,000 may be manufactured in a month.”