Lahore: The President of the Pakistan Islamic National League Nawaz (PML-N) and the opposition leader of the National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif, rejected the proposal to use electronic voting machines.
The PML-N leader said in his speech that the entire world, including the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), has rejected the application of the electronic voting system.
Such kind of important national decisions cannot be implemented on the orders or will of a specific person, he added. Shehbaz said electoral reforms can only be done with the consensus and said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz did the same in the past with consensus.
The PML-N president claimed that allegations of demanding the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) were raised when the opposition was forwarding positive suggestions for reforms.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan said in a series of tweets that all parties were fouling and asked for manipulation in the NA-249 by-election on Thursday.
He had said the same happened in the Daska by-election recently and in the Senate elections in March. In fact, apart from the 1970 election, in every election claims of rigging have raised doubts over the credibility of election results, he pointed out.