Pakistan Develops Its Own Electronic Voting Machine

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Pakistan has built its own electronic voting machine, the minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has announced it on Monday.

The device was developed by the National Institute of Electronics (NIE), the institute is an autonomous organisation under the administrative control of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

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Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has announced it on its official Twitter account.

According to the details, the machine has two parts, one has all electoral symbols for voters to cast votes, while a presiding officer will have access to the other part of the machine.

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Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced in November 2020 that his government wanted to introduce e-voting in Pakistan to make the election process transparent. He also constituted a committee comprising Azam Swati and Shafqat Mehmood to introduce electoral reforms. However, the government would require approval from the parliament to use these machines in the next election.

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