Minister for Science and Expertise Shibli Faraz on Friday introduced that anybody who can hack the regionally manufactured digital voting machine (EVM) will get Rs1 million.
The federal minister, chatting with journalists in Islamabad, stated: “We’ll problem hackers to hack the digital voting machine and if they will hack it, we’ll give them an award of Rs1 million.”
Faraz stated there was “no simpler method to solid a vote” than the EVM and the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) shouldn’t put itself in a “controversial place”.
Faraz instructed the media that 400,000 machines had been produced regionally and the price of manufacturing per machine was estimated between Rs75,000-70,000.
The 27 out of the 37 factors that the ECP had highlighted in a doc submitted to the Senate Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs are a “cost sheet” towards it, he stated.
“The election fee doesn’t wish to conduct elections by way of EVM.”
Faraz’s assertion got here after officers of the ECP had walked out of a gathering of the Senate Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs following federal minister Azam Swati accusing the fee of taking bribes.
A session of the committee was held beneath the chair of Senator Taj Haider throughout which the talk on the utilization of digital voting machines for the subsequent basic elections turned hostile.
Opposition senators stated that Swati can not accuse a constitutional physique of taking bribes, and requested the senator to supply proof to again his declare.
Swati then added that such establishments conduct all elections by way of “rigging” and needs to be “set on fireplace”. At this, the ECP officers walked out in protest.