ECP to probe RTS laxity in 2018 polls

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to conduct a thorough probe into the failure of the result transmission system (RTS) during general elections 2018.
The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by chief election commissioner and attended by National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) officials.
The ECP expressed its resentment on NADRA officials over failure of the RTS system during general elections 2018. “The reasons behind the collapse of the RTS system should be unveiled in order to sort them out before the next polls,” the commission said.
During the meeting, the issue pertaining to providing data of new national identity card (NIC) holders to the ECP was also raised with the NADRA officials. The NADRA officials refuse to provide the data of fresh NICs free of cost and demanded of the election body to pay an amount in return of it.