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PM tests EVM, casts mock vote

August 08, 2021
PM tests EVM, casts mock vote

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday witnessed a detailed demonstration of a new locally made Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Shibli Faraz, along with the officials of his ministry, gave a detailed briefing to the prime minister about the working of the EVM.

Shibli Faraz said there is no need for internet connectivity for the EVMs the software used is in the machine is of international standard.

On the occasion PM Imran witnessed a detailed demonstration of the EVM and also cast his mock vote. The premier also congratulated Shibli Faraz and his team for producing such EVMs.

Earlier in the month of June, the prime minister had reiterated the incumbent government’s resolve to ensure transparency in the electoral process in the country.

He was chairing a meeting in Islamabad. The premier had issued directives for making the process of use of EVMs in elections transparent and fulfilling all legal requirements in this regard.

The premier also instructed that the process of electoral reforms, electronic voting and voting rights for overseas Pakistanis be completed at the earliest.