Ministers urge PM Imran Khan to assessment ECP coverage: sources

ISLAMABAD: Ministers within the PTI-led authorities have urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to undertake a extra consultative approach in the direction of the  Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) quite than confronting it, sources informed Geo News Tuesday.

Sources aware about the matter stated the ministers at a gathering of the federal cupboard chaired by PM Imran Khan requested him to assessment the federal government’s technique to take care of the ECP on the problem concerning using EVMs.

They suggested that the federal government ought to move ahead in consultations with the ECP quite than confronting it.

“There is an impression that the government is against the ECP,” the ministers reportedly stated through the assembly.

According to sources, the ministers stated that the PTI-led authorities deserves credit score for approving using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for the following basic elections and granting the best to vote to abroad Pakistanis.

ECP’s ‘unusual causes’

Last week, the premier had questioned why the election fee had opposed the EVMs, because it was their job to conduct free, truthful, and clear elections within the nation.

“They provided strange reasons: What if there is no electricity in Balochistan, what if this happens, what if that happens,” the premier had stated, quoting ECP officers.

“Do they know what happens in the [traditional mode] of elections? Ballot papers are double stamped; the results arrive after 24 hours,” he had stated.

The solely answer (for fast outcomes) are EVMs, he had stated.

The prime minister had said reforms are all the time met by opposition as they go towards the “corrupt elements’ vested interest”.

The authorities is accountable for bringing electoral reforms, he stated, reminding everybody that PTI had staged a 126-day sit-in in 2014 to push for reforms.

“We wanted to bring reforms so that the next elections would be fair,” he had maintained.

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