E-voting system to be introduced in next elections: Minister

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KARACHI, MAR 15 (DNA) – Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Syed Amin-Ul-Haq said that e-voting system would be introduced by next election as the maximum number of overseas Pakistanis could participate in the election by casting their votes.

He expressed such views while addressing the gathering held on the occasion of Sehat Kahani’s Million $ Affair here at local hotel on Monday.

Besides, we will launch G-5 by next year in December, he reaffirmed, adding further that before this, we have to increase the penetration of G-4 in the country which would pave the way for smooth launching of G-5.

Federal minister informed that the investment of Rs.22 billion had been made to increase the connectivity in the country, saying that the rural areas such as Tharparkar, Rajapan, FATA, Dera Bugati had been prioritized for this purpose.

If everybody has Smartphone with 100% penetration of internet in the country, ultimately it would help to make us successful in the world, he believed, recounting that as many as 18 crore people have mobile and 9 crore have access to broadband facility.

There is mobile manufacturing company which would ensure supply of mobile at cheap price of Rs.8000 to each person in the country, Amin-ul-Haq articulated, adding that we can not go ahead without the mobile.

It is vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan to make Pakistan a digital country and we are already working on this, he reiterated, saying that we were working to introduce e-office system for 40 ministries.

Our party is liberal and progressive which always believed in empowerment of women in the country and in connection to this, 50% participation of women is being ensured in the every sector, federal minister recapped.

Appreciating efforts taken by the women for establishing Sehat Kahani (SK), he said that it was great effort which would bring financial investment to Pakistan. Sharing his personal experience with Sehat Kahani, he informed that we found this app (SK) more supportive when we were in a need of this health facility. 

We have converted the challenges during Covid-19 in the opportunities and such opportunities could help us to increase our exports especially IT sector, federal minister endorsed, telling that during this period, the exports in IT sector registered a rise by 24%.

We are political worker and believed in serving the nation without any discrimination on the basis of race, color or political affiliation, he added, saying that we became successful because the decisions were transparently taken on the merit and observing zero-tolerance for the corruption. = DNA

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