The coalition party of the Federal Government, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has announced and extended its support to PTI regarding electronic voting machines (EVM) on Tuesday (today).
Electoral reforms and electronic voting machines are a topic of debate in the political circle of Pakistan.
Opposition parties are opposing the usage of electronic voting machines in the upcoming general elections of 2023. However, the allies of the PTI’s led government have also some reservations.
Earlier, the sources revealed that Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid Group (PML-Q) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan (MQM-P) are not ready to accept the proposal of usage of EVM in the upcoming general elections.
However, Fawad Chaudhry while talking to the media yesterday revealed that both the ally parties of the government have now agreed to the usage of EVM.
This was confirmed today as Aminul Haque, Federal Minister for Information Technology as well as the leader of MQM-P has announced that the Federal Government will have the support of MQM-P regarding the EVM usage bill.
Other than the EVM bill, MQM-P also supports the Government in two other bills. Those bills are related to the census and the construction of a university in Hyderabad.