Categories: InternationalThe Dependent

Digital dhandli on the cards as overseas Pakistanis set for online vote

ISLAMABAD – After the Supreme Court’s approval meant that the country’s biggest database manager started working on the development of an integrated internet voting system aimed at extending the right of franchise to over seven million Pakistanis living abroad in time for the next general elections, experts fear digital dhandli might be on the cards.

This is despite a three-tier electronic mechanism – named the Internet Voting System for Overseas Pakistanis – being in place to streamline the voting process.

“These systems will be punctured like the paintee puncture,” said leading expert on dhandli Farhan Virk. “Those patwaris are thieves and by correlation in the digital sphere, they are hackers. In fact, rigging the digital elections would be easier of them than the physical action of putting in forged votes,” he added.

A leading pioneer in the field of dhandli Imran Khan said that rigging is inevitable in the 2018 elections.

“No matter what technology you use, the votes that put the stamp on the lion would be the result of hacking and those that put it on the bat, would be genuine,” Khan said, giving foolproof evidence of the expected rigging.

“In fact, I would suggest that this time around a campaign against dhandli is launched before it takes place, unlike the previous time where they waited for the crime to take place before taking action against it,” Khan said.

The Dependent

The above piece is a work of satire and does not present itself as the truth.

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

Malik the hero as Pakistan survive serious scare

Pakistan 258 for 7 (Imam 80, Babar 66, Malik 51*, Rashid 3-46) beat Afghanistan 257 for 6 (Shahidi 97*, Afghan 67, Nawaz 3-57)…

3 mins ago

Murray set for China dates before ending troubled year

SHENZHEN: Former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will play two tournaments in China before bringing an end to his troubled campaign. Murray…

8 mins ago

Financial fraud detected in CUI’s wall construction

Auditor General points out millions of rupees irregularity in the construction process ISLAMABAD: The Auditor General of Pakistan in its report has…

10 mins ago

Team World socks it to Federer-Djokovic at Laver Cup

CHICAGO: Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock spoiled the doubles debut of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic but Team Europe still led…

10 mins ago

Steven Smith, David Warner return to Sydney grade cricket

MELBOURNE: David Warner and Steven Smith, who had been banned from playing international and domestic cricket for 12 months by Cricket Australia for their…

12 mins ago

Indian forces launch operation in held Kashmir’s Pulwama district

SRINAGAR: In India-held Kashmir, Indian troops launched a massive cordon and search operation in several villages of south Kashmir's Pulwama…

12 mins ago