Prime Minister Imran Khan reaffirms commitment to bring reforms in electoral system

Islamabad, May 01, 2021 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to bring reforms in the electoral system. In a series of tweets today (Saturday), he said the technology will be used to bring transparency and credibility to the elections and strengthen democracy. The Prime Minister pointed out that the former US President Donald Trump’s team did everything to dispute 2020 presidential election result, but no irregularity was found due to the use of technology in the electoral process.

Imran Khan said we have been asking the opposition for a year now to cooperate with us and help reform the present electoral system. Imran Khan said technology and use of Electronic Voting Machines are the only answer to reclaim credibility of elections. He invited the Opposition to sit with the government and select from the available EVM models to restore the elections credibility.

Referring to NA 249 bye-election, the Prime Minister said despite a low turnout, all parties are crying foul and claiming rigging. He said the same happened in Daska recently and in Senate elections. In fact, apart from 1970 election, in every election claims of rigging have raised doubts over credibility of election results. Imran Khan said his party asked for examination of just four constituencies’ votes in the wake of 2013 general elections and in all of them rigging was established. He said it took us a year and a dharna of 126 days to get a Judicial Commission which found over forty faults in the conduct of elections.

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