Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced that it will introduce biometric and electronic voting machines in the coming by-elections in NA 120 constituency.
Following the disqualification of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, from the public office the seat at NA 120 (Lahore) has been vacant. Thus, ECP is bound to conduct the elections in the coming 60 days to fill the vacancy.
Reportedly, ECP will introduce 100 biometric and 150 electronic voting machines to conduct the elections in a transparent manner.
This can also serve as a trial phase for the upcoming general elections of 2018, where the users might finally be rid of decades old polling methods. NADRA has been asked to share the data of the registered voters in that area.
In 2013, Nawaz Sharif won this seat in the General ELection after securing 91,683 votes against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s candidate Yasmeen Rashid who received 52,354 votes.
This time Yasmeen will face off the other Sharif brother, Shahbaz Sharif in the election whose schedule is yet to be announced by the ECP.
Last week, the five member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan unanimously disqualified the PM on the account of undeclared receivables stating that he was not Truthful and Honest as per the Constitution of the country.