ECP investigating reasons for failure of RTS system

ECP investigating reasons for failure of RTS system

ISLAMABAD – Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was finalizing the reasons of failure of RTS (Results Transmission System) on July 25 (Election-2018).

An official of ECP said that, it is an international practice that any system been introduce is practiced before launching but due to shortage of time RTS could not be tested.

He also said that it was the demand of parliamentarians to launch and practice RTS in election 2018. Now ECP was analyzing the reasons behind failure of RTS and share the findings with the media.

The official added: “For the first time an online system to share results from 85,000 polling stations around the country to the central headquarters in Election Commission of Pakistan was introduced.”

The commission, he said, was investigating those complaints where results on a piece of plain paper were released instead of the ECP’s-issued Form-45. Sufficient copies of the forms were available with the commission, he added.

Earlier, ECP had rejected demand of some political parties for resignation of the Chief Election Commissioner.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, Secretary Election Commission Babar Yaqoob said that all parties were provided level playing field and that foreign observers also termed general elections 2018 were free and fair.

He urged the candidates to pursue legal framework for their grievances.

Babar Yaqoob said at the instance of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s the ECP requested the National Accountability Bureau not to arrest political leaders till polls. - APP