President reviews progress on overseas voting, biometric identification

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President reviews progress on overseas voting, biometric identification

ISLAMABAD-A meeting to review the progress on overseas voting, biometric identification and electronic voting system in the country was held in Islamabad on Thursday with President Dr. Arif Alvi in the chair.

Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan Dr. Akhtar Nazir briefed the meeting about the measures taken by ECP to introduce Electronic Voting Machines, biometric identification and Online Voting System for Overseas Pakistanis.

The meeting discussed various proposals to expedite the process.

The President said that the existing voting regime needed improvement in view of its vulnerabilities.

He asked the ECP to expedite the process in all areas particularly overseas voting that has already been decided upon by Supreme Court of Pakistan.

The meeting proposed to constitute a committee of experts to guide and identify the issues, pertaining to E-voting and proposed possible solutions.

It also recommended forming an Overseeing Committee to supervise the entire process of biometric identification of voters, electronic voting machines and online voting for Overseas Pakistanis