FINALLY, the law has been passed by parliament. The government hopes that things will now move swiftly and that the law will ensure that the next general election scheduled in about 24 months is conducted using Electronic Voting Machines. The efficiency with which things move in Pakistan especially in the government can be gauged by the fact that the EVM law passed on Nov 17 took 16 days to travel next door to receive presidential assent to become an act of parliament. This tells us something about how realistic expectations are about the deployment of EVMs in the coming general election.
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