STAFF REPORT IBD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has developed a software that will be provided to 500 returning officers for sharing the exact vote count of candidates from each polling station all over the country soon after the counting process is completed.
“It will help ensure free and fair elections in the country as more than 80 percent returning officers will send results to the ECP through this software,” said UNDPs Country Director Marc-Andre Franche said in his first exclusive interview with any media outlet after his appointment here in Pakistan couple of months back here at his office.
With assistance of $15 million spent through UNDP, the developed software under Result Management System will ensure the results are announced in a transparent manner on the same night or next morning of the elections day.
“We will also provide 600,000 tamper evident bags having foolproof sealing which will be given to each polling station to counter fraud in a major way,” he added.
First the time in the countrys history, we will exactly know how many women cast votes in each polling station all over the country. If anywhere women would be denied to cast votes, it would surface on immediate basis.