President emphasized on promotion of e-voting to ensure transparency


ISLAMABAD, Dec 07 (APP): President Dr. Arif Alvi has emphasized on promotion of e-voting to ensure transparency in elections. Addressing a ceremony in connection with National Voters Day in Islamabad on Friday, he said use of electronic voting machines, digital identification and cameras will enhance fairness of elections.

He said parliament, the Election Commission of Pakistan and the government should pay attention to these matters so that post-election controversy can be avoided.The President lauded the Election Commission for introducing Result Management System in the last elections. He said the ECP’s voter SMS service to get details of polling stations also proved quite helpful for voters. He said voting facility to overseas Pakistan is a positive step, which should be properly propagated in the media.

The President said fair and free elections provide basis to democracy and progress of a country. He said voters have an important role in strengthening democratic values.

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VNS, Islamabad