As the process of by-elections on vacant seats of National and Provincial Assemblies will start from Tuesday (tomorrow), the Election Commission of Pakistan remains jittery over use of internet voting (I-voting) for overseas Pakistanis because of technical complications. The ECP spokesperson said that I-voting facility would be extended to overseas Pakistanis in coming by-elections in compliance with the Supreme Court orders. The spokesperson said that the court had ordered the ECP to go for I-voting in the coming by-elections, even though the ECP had planned a pilot project that would not impact the actual poll results.
As per the plan, I-voting was to be introduced on experimental basis and the ECP had opposed inclusion of I-vote count in the actual results.
The spokesperson issued the statement in reaction to some political leaders who had criticised the ECP for ‘acting in haste’ over introduction of the I-voting facility.
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