ECP’s DG for info technology expresses fears about EVMs’ believability

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  • The ECP’s IT analysts say the EVM’s buttons can be created dysfunctional by pouring a sturdy liquid glue in them.
  • Shibli Faraz briefs the senators about EVMs to Senate’s Standing Committee on Parliamentarian Affairs.
  • Applying these EVMs in the following election will be “like a aircraft crash or a educate accident,” says Farooq H Naek.

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) director-common for Facts Technological know-how (IT) has shared the specialized evaluation of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) with the Senate’s Standing Committee on Parliamentarian Affairs, and expressed major fears regarding the “trustworthiness of EVMs.”

The ECP’s IT office mentioned in its examination that the EVM’s buttons can be made dysfunctional by “pouring a powerful liquid glue in them.”

The investigation was offered during the standing committee conference on Monday.

In the course of the conference, the Federal Minister of Science and Engineering Shibli Faraz briefed the senators about the recently-formulated EVMs and performed a demonstration of their use as properly.

“The EVMs are the only way to prevent rigging controversy in elections,” said Faraz.

At this, the Opposition and govt users of the Senate engaged in an argument about the use of EVMs in the up coming elections.

Senator Farooq H Naek inquired how would the EVMs retain a pretend voter from casting a false vote.

He said that even produced international locations like Germany and Britain have stopped working with EVMs.

“Using these EVMs in the upcoming election will be like a aircraft crash or a train accident,” reported Naek.

Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar reported that in a state wherever even the Prime Minister’s mobile mobile phone can be hacked and foreign corporations get the contracts for creating EVMs, “how will the use of EVMs be produced safe.”

Meanwhile, the ECP’s IT department claimed while sharing its complex assessment that nevertheless the EVMs make transparency in the polling procedure probable, it even now has some faults as revealed in the pilot venture.

ECP raises worries relating to use of EVMs

The ECP main and associates have expressed worries with regards to the use of EVMs previously when a foreign business demonstrated various styles of EVMs to the ECP last Tuesday. 

Even so, the international company confident the ECP that the EVMs can be further improved in the gentle of their considerations.

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