Thursday, May 19, 2022
ISLAMABAD: The ruling coalition has started work on electoral reforms to ensure free and fair next general elections in the country, Geo News reported on Thursday.
In this regard, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has proposed electoral reforms, including:
According to the minister, PTI wanted to employ electronic voting devices, which are "considered contentious in developed countries", adding that "if Pentagon computers can be hacked, so can Pakistan's elections."
The minister emphasised the importance of establishing protocols to oversee the halting of political activities in Middle Eastern countries.
Shazia Marri, a senior PPP-P member, also stated that overseas Pakistanis have the right to vote in Pakistan and went on to say that "only, absolutely safe technology should be employed for the process of casting votes."
Marri added that the PTI government has made unilateral amendments that contradict the Constitution and urged the Electoral Reforms Committee to review all electoral reforms.