LAHORE: Clarifying on objections of the opposition leaders towards use of the digital voting machines (EVMs) normally elections, Particular Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab for Info and Spokesperson Punjab Authorities Hasaan Khawar stated the EVM was a easy machine and folks wouldn’t have issue in understanding it.
Addressing at a ceremony in Lahore, Hasaan Khawar stated the EMV had nothing to do with web and neither may it’s hacked.
“Three-fourths inhabitants of Pakistan will probably be utilizing smartphones by 2023. So, can those that can use smartphones can’t use a machine?” he puzzled.
He stated it was crucial for the international locations with excessive inhabitants to make use of the EVMs, although the international locations with much less inhabitants may maintain elections with out the machines as nicely.
“Why is the opposition operating away from the EVM? False information are being unfold concerning the voting machines to mislead the lots. Outdated strategies of the opposition’s rigging will now not work,” he stated.
On Nov 19, a day after the Election Fee of Pakistan had expressed uncertainty over digital voting machines within the subsequent common elections, Pakistan Peoples Get together (PPP) MNA Syed Agha Rafiullah had criticised the federal government saying that the establishment which is liable for utilizing the machines was itself unaware of how one can use them.
Syed Rafiullah had stated using EVMs within the subsequent common elections was a farce.
“It could possibly be Imran Khan’s want however it’s not possible. Nobody is aware of what number of machines or the workforce that will probably be required to make use of these machines. It’s extraordinarily unimaginable to make use of those voting machines,” he had stated.