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ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is likely to use Biometric Verification Machines (BVMs) in coming by-elections on trial basis.

According to an official of ECP, these machines have been purchased to use in by-elections throughout the country as pilot testing, a fist time ever in the election process of the country.

He said that a complete data of electoral rolls will be feed in these biometric machines, which will further ensure transparency in scrutinizing the voters’ names.

He said that the commission was waiting for the response of NADRA on ECP’s request of providing thumb impression.

He said that the report on results of scrutiny of pilot testing will be presented before the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms.

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