ISLAMABAD: Prime minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that overseas Pakistanis were the asset of the country and they must be involved in the election process.
Chairing a meeting on use of electronic voting machines in electoral process in Islamabad, he reiterated his commitment to ensure transparency in the electoral process using EVM.
وزیر اعظم عمران خان کی زیر صدارت ملک میں انتخابی عمل میں الیکٹرانک ووٹنگ مشین کے استعمال پر بریفنگ- pic.twitter.com/0ImixYuttv— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) June 17, 2021
According to the PM Office statement, PM Imran said that electronic voting was the only way to ensure transparency and prevent rigging in the elections.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also directed for early completion of electoral reforms.
انتخابی اصلاحات، الیکٹرانک ووٹنگ اور اوورسیز پاکستانیوں کو حق رائے دہی کا عمل جلد مکمل کیا جائے: وزیرِ اعظم— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) June 17, 2021
The Prime Minister said government is also committed in fulfilling all constitutional requirements to ensuring transparency in the general elections in the country. He said use of EVM is the only option to prevent rigging and ensure transparency in the election process.
The Prime Minister was given a detailed briefing on the progress made so far about use of electronic voting machine and legislation regarding electoral reforms.