Introducing electronic voting is ECP's domain Khaqan.

ISLAMABAD -- Former prime minister and senior PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday said that introducing a voting system is the domain of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), and not the government's.

He was talking to media outside an accountability court in Islamabad where he appeared in an LNG corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The government has unveiled a plan to introduce election reforms, and it has invited the opposition on Monday for talks in this regard. Former premier while responding to the government's move said that introduction of the electronic voting system in the country is the jurisdiction of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and not of the government.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) would create lots of problems. He derided the government team supporting the launch of the EVM system terming them circus players who did not have the authority to perform this task. 'The country does not need electoral reforms,' Abbasi said, adding that it's not the government's or Parliament's job to initiate the EVM system.

The former premier again demanded the installation of cameras in courts so that people could watch what NAB was doing in the court. He said in reality government was doing accountability of people. He said the prices of electricity had been increased about 200pc, but the government instead of controlling the prices only changing its ministers repeatedly.

He recalled that Prime Minister Imran Khan had promised to monitor the prices of...

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