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Govt working on introducing electronic voting machine: Fawad
April 20, 2021

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said the government is working on introducing electronic voting machine and to grant overseas Pakistanis internet based voting rights.

He was briefing the media at the Parliament House in Islamabad this evening about the decisions taken in the federal cabinet, which met with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair, in Islamabad today (Tuesday).

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said Prime Minister Imran Khan is very keen about electoral reforms in the country and it was informed that Pakistan has completed the technological part of the EVM, while its rules are yet to be decided.

He said besides, manufacturing of EVM in Pakistan, two machines have been imported from abroad.

The Minister said Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad and Minister for Religious Affair and Interfaith Harmony Dr Noor-ul-Haq Qadri briefed the cabinet about talks with the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan. 

He said the cabinet discussed the need of a countrywide centralized database about supply and demand of edible items in the country to avert any kind of shortage in this regard.

Chaudhry Fawad said the cabinet allowed transportation of containers pertaining to United Nations Children's Fund from Karachi to Kabul on UNICEF's request.

He said the cabinet approved appointment of Zaheer Abbas Khokhar as chairman of Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal.

Answering a question, Chaudhary Fawad Hussain said the government has fulfilled its commitment of tabling a resolution condemning the blasphemous acts against the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wa Sallam Khatam-un-Nabiyeen.

He said we should not forget the great sacrifices rendered by the policemen to maintain law and order in the country.

He said action will be taken against those, who were involved in it.