Federal government has displayed the prototype Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) at the Parliament House. The political parties were invited along with media, lawyers’ community and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to give their respective inputs on EVMs. Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan presided over a related ceremony at Parliament House. The prototype EVMs was featured in the presence of journalists including members of Parliamentary Reporters Association (PRA).
Ahsan Malik, an expert from the government’s side, demonstrated the use of EVMs by displaying mock voting. The prototype EVMs will be provided to political parties, journalists’ bodies, bar councils and ECP for their respective inputs. As EVMs are not connected to internet in order to eliminate any chances of cyber hacking. The EVMs are connected with NADRA database through USBs. Moreover, these machines do not run on electricity and are powered by their own batteries.