A constitutional petition was filed on Thursday in the Supreme Court, seeking direction to the Election Commission (EC) to introduce electronic voting machines in the future general elections. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan filed the petition under Article 184(3), making the EC, National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), and the Federation of Pakistan through the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry secretary respondents.
The petition filed through Advocate Hamid Khan further prayed to direct the EC to prepare fresh electoral rolls, eliminating all bogus votes, and introducing and incorporating the new eligible voters that can be verified from the database and record of Nadra.
The petitioner further prayed that the EC be directed to prepare the electoral rolls in a manner that should include the name of voter in such electoral area wherein his address mentioned on the CNIC of the voter exists.
Imran Khan further prayed that the commission be directed to include the photographs of the voters in its electoral rolls in the future elections. The petitioner questioned whether bogus and inaccurate electoral rolls would destroy the very basic fundamental right of a citizen in a constitutional democracy to elect his representative.
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