The Pakistan Electoral Commission (ECP) has decided to use the latest technology in the upcoming parliamentary elections. The Electoral Commission has launched an investigation to find problems, including internet problems, at ward offices.
The Pakistan Electoral Commission (ECP) has decided to continue preparations for the upcoming parliamentary elections and use the latest technology in elections. The Commission has launched an investigation to identify internet and other technical problems at local offices. Additionally, PTCL was entrusted with ensuring the use of the latest technology. District Electoral Commissioners are instructed to cooperate fully with the PTCL team.
Offices located at the district level are guaranteed electrical system upgrades. The Internet access and are connected by fiber optic cables. Responsible Election Commissions are given electoral system upgrades and internet access. The committee has instructed the District Commissioner to work with her PTCL team.
All ward offices will be equipped with the latest technology, according to the Election Commission. Letters were sent to offices in Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). Upcoming parliamentary elections can get timely results by using modern technology.
The Pakistan Electoral Commission (ECP) estimates that the 2023 elections will cost the federal coffers more than 1,000 times the total cost of the past three general elections, totaling $28.6 billion. will be rupees.
Most of the costs will come from the use of electronic voting systems for national and international voters. The estimated cost of the upcoming elections (Rs 424 million) is close to the budget of Pakistan’s largest province Balochistan. It remained at Rs 584.1 million for the fiscal year 2021-22. Pakistan spent about 22 billion rupees in the 2018 general elections. The 4.73 billion rupees in 2013, and 1.84 billion rupees in 2008, ECP officials said.
Experts analyzing the electoral economy say it will cost an additional Rs 600 crore from candidates, supporters, funders, and media publicity. The expert also forecasts spending of Rs 5,000 per registered voter in 859 constituencies across the country (directly elected seats in the National and State Legislatures).
Under the new electoral law, candidates can spend 10 rupees per voter (4 million rupees for an average voter pool of 400,000 rupees in the National Assembly, 2 million rupees). Candidates and parties generally spend much more while running campaigns and that spending multiplies many times over, experts say. If Pakistan were to acquire 900,000 EVMs from third parties, experts believe each EVM would cost $1,500 (Rs 262,500), costing the state treasury a total of Rs 230 billion. According to experts, local production of his EVM in Pakistan will cost just over US$1,000 (Rs.170,000) per EVM, bringing the total cost to him at Rs.157 billion. The ECP official also said abroad that if one million Pakistanis voted for him, it would cost him Rs 10,000 per vote, making the total cost him Rs 100 billion.
The electronic process allows ballots to be cast error-free and can also be counted quickly. It is also gradually establishing itself globally as a transparent and fair voting area. The EVM system was first seen in his seven-state elections in the United States in 1964. Gradually, the question of voting by punch cards became popular.