The ECP (Election Commission of Pakistan) has informed the federal cabinet that the first cost of procuring electronic voting machines (EVMs), setting up a data centre, and deploying an e-voting system will be Rs. 59 billion.
During a recent cabinet meeting, the government provisionally granted the ECP’s demands.
Furthermore, the new laws on the usage of EVMs and e-voting have been put in place by a commission led by Science and Technology Minister Shibli Faraz.
In addition, the body includes the ministers of information technology, telecommunications, and railroads, as well as the Prime Minister’s parliamentary affairs adviser and Pakistan’s attorney general.
The Parliamentary Affairs Division has been designated as the committee’s secretariat.