Pakistan Print 2024-02-11

Alvi underscores advocacy for EVMs

  • President says totals of every candidate would have been available and printed within five minutes of closing of poll
Published February 11, 2024

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi underscored the prolonged advocacy for electronic voting machines (EVMs). The president emphasised the “long struggle” for the EVMs.

Taking to X (formerly Twitter) on Saturday, Arif Alvi said, “Remember ‘our’ long struggle for Electronic Voting Machines. The EVM had paper ballots that could be counted separately by hand (like it is being done today).

But it also had a simple electronic calculator/ counter of each vote button pressed”. “Totals of every candidate would have been available & printed within five minutes of closing of poll,” he said.

“The entire effort that included more than 50 meetings at the Presidency alone was scuttled. Had EVMs been there today, my dear beloved Pakistan would have been spared this crisis,” Dr Alvi said.

Reflecting on the current crisis, he remarked, “Had EVMs been in place today, Pakistan would have been spared this predicament.”

Copyright Business Recorder, 2024

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HashBrown® Feb 11, 2024 03:18pm
"President says totals of every candidate would have been available and printed within five minutes of closing of poll" Perhaps that's the very reason why they weren't used, Mr President...
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