A delegation of Journalists from Karachi on Monday met with the President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi here at Governor House to discuss a new electronic voting machine system.
The delegation included Dr Jabbar Khattak from Daily AwamiA waz, Zaffar Abbas from Dawn, Wamiq Zuberi from Business Recorder, columnist Nusrat Mirza, Manzar Naqvi from Financial Daily, MaqsoodYusufi from Nai Bat, KaziAsadAbid from Daily Ibrat, S.M Shakil from ARY News, Qazi Hassan from Dawn News, Faisal Hussain from Express News, ImtiazFaran from New One TV and others.
Speaking on the occasion, President DrArifAlvi said that the electronic voting machine was the need of hour and it will make electoral system more transparent.
He further said that the machine was not connected to wifi, that’s why there would be no change of hacking. Besides, this machine would be a step forward in electoral systems, the President said, adding that in addition, the machine will give quick results of voting.
President Dr. ArifAlvi maintained that government should take all stakeholders including opposition and ECP on board in finalization of electronic voting process.