ISLAMABAD: National Assembly on Thursday passed a bill to eliminate the former government’s election reforms giving right to vote through EVM
The National Assembly on Thursday passed a bill to eliminiate the former government’s election reforms giving overseas Pakistanis the right to vote through i-Voting and electronic voting machines (EVMs). The development came during the Parliament meeting convened by President Arif Alvi to deliberate on the current economic situation of the country.
The Election Amendment Bill 2022 was introduced in the National Assembly. The bill was introduced by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Murtaza Javed Abbasi.
The National Assembly had bulldozed legislation for use of EVMs through passage of a bill on November 17, 2021, giving overseas Pakistanis the right to vote in general elections through a voting device introduced by the PTI government.
Speaking at the NA session, Federal Minister of Law and Justice Azam Nazeer Tarar said that holding polls using EVMs in a single day is “impossible”.
He said the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had also expressed its inability to hold elections through I-Voting and EVMs in a short span of time and without proper homework.