Pi News –
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has submitted its comments on the new system of election results to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
In an official letter to the ECP, the PPP outlined its concerns over the Election Management System (EMS), citing potential issues with transparency and credibility. In a parliamentary committee meeting, the party pointed out that the ECP had earlier rejected WhatsApp due to internet connectivity issues, and expressed doubt that the new EMS app might face similar problems.
“Using the EMS app will undermine the transparency of the election,” the PPP said, stressing the importance of using a reliable platform to transmit election results. The party advocated reviving WhatsApp as the preferred method of sending election results and proposed additional measures to increase accountability, such as direct sharing of results with candidates and election agents.
In addition, PPP has proposed the formation of WhatsApp groups to facilitate communication and effectively resolve voting grievances. The party expressed concern that the new election results system may repeat the problems with the Real Time Transmission System (RTS) used in the 2018 election and urged the ECP to prioritize transparency and credibility in the election process.
PPP’s proactive stance underscores its commitment to upholding democratic principles and ensuring a fair electoral environment for all stakeholders. By presenting its objections to the ECP, the party aims to increase confidence and trust in the electoral process, which will pave the way for transparent and accountable election results.
The ECP is yet to respond to the PPP’s concerns, but the party’s initiative shows a proactive approach to addressing potential issues and improving Pakistan’s electoral system. As the country prepares for the upcoming elections, PPP’s commitment to transparency sets a positive precedent for constructive dialogue and electoral reforms.
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