Shibli Faraz has requested FAFEN, PILDAT to inspect the newly developed electronic voting machines.

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Faraz says EVMs cannot be tampered with because they are not connected to any internet or Bluetooth connection. File photo.

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Shibli Faraz on Friday issued a letter to the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) and the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT) requesting them to Inspect recently developed electronic voting machines (EVMs).

Faraz said in the letter that he was looking forward to briefing FAFEN and Paldit about the use and operation of EVMs.

The letter said that the EVMs have been prepared as per the instructions of the federal cabinet issued in the light of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of transparent elections.

It added that Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Dr Arif Ali, parliamentarians and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had already inspected the EVM.

The best solution for EVMs

Faraz called EVMs the best solution to fraud and said that machines could not be tampered with, so their use could make elections more transparent.

The Minister of Science and Technology announced the development of the electronic voting machine at a press conference, where he said that the machine is ready for use.

Later, Prime Minister Imran Khan cast a mock vote to test EVM’s performance during Faraz’s detailed briefing.



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