Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Thursday announced that electronic voting machines were not be utilized in the next general election. However, he said that the government would do everything it could to ensure that expats were represented.
This comes after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, along with his ministers, held a meeting with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supremo Nawaz Sharif at the house of his son Hussain Nawaz in London.
The interior minister addressed media that the current government would “eliminate” the very concept of EVMs. He also informed the media regarding the decisions that the party leadership made in the meeting.
Sanaullah hailed the statement by the Pakistani military spokesman regarding the military leadership’s decision to stay away from politics.
He said that the party welcomed the statement made by Inter-Serves Public Relations Director General Major General Iftikhar Babar on Thursday that Pakistan Army would uphold its constitutional role and that no one should make an attempt to drag it into politics.
“What DG ISPR said was a vindication of Nawaz Sharif’s stance that all institutions should stay out of political matters and play their constitutional role only,” he said.
Sanaullah added that it was the party leadership’s belief that institutions should refrain from getting involved in politics. He said this was the reason why a slander campaign against the army and judiciary was being carried out by Imran Khan.