E-voting System To Facilitate Maximum Participation In General Elections

Syed Amin-Ul-Haq said e-voting system would be introduced to ensure participation their maximum participation in next general elections

Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Syed Amin-Ul-Haq on Monday said e-voting system would be introduced by next election to ensure participation their maximum participation in general elections.

Addressing a gathering he said they would launch G-5 by end of next year, he reaffirmed adding that before this they have to increase the penetration of G-4 in the country which would pave the way for smooth launching of G-5.

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

If everybody has Smartphone with 100 percent penetration of internet in the country, ultimately it would help to be successful, he believed recounting that as many as 180 million people have mobile and 90 million 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 they could not go ahead without the mobile.

It is vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan to make Pakistan a digital country and they were already working on this, he reiterated, saying that they 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 percent participation of women was being ensured in every sector, federal minister said.

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 they found this app (SK) more supportive when they were in a need of this health facility.

They have converted the challenges during Covid-19 in the opportunities as it could help them to increase our exports especially IT sector, federal minister endorsed, saying that exports in IT sector registered a rise by 24 percent.

He said that they were political workers and believed in serving the nation without any discrimination on the basis of race, color or political affiliation, he added, saying that they became successful because the decisions were transparently taken on merit and observing zero-tolerance for the corruption.

Originally published at Urdu Point

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