International community to monitor Pak general polls via satellite
By: Azam Ali
KARACHI: The international community will monitor the general elections in Pakistan next year with 6,500 polling booths equipped with latest technology and web cameras. Australian Ambassador HE Peter, after consultations with the Election Commission of Pakistan, Transparency International and diplomatic sources, has issued letters to international donors, including Australia, to practically implement this $50 million project.
The Australian political secretary told Transparency International that there is a danger of rigging at 1,800 out of 6,500 polling booths and the ECP does not have the latest technology to monitor polling through satellite. However, the international community has presented $50 million project for monitoring of transparent elections, which was approved, the Australian ambassador said.