MEHWAR: IEC's Decision On Biometric System Discussed
Following the Independent Election Commission’s (IEC) decision of not using the biometric system in the upcoming presidential elections, a number of mainstream political parties sharply criticized the decision and labeled it an "engineered political move aimed at meddling in the polls".
A document obtained by TOLOnews on Thursday read that the IEC has reversed its decision on the use of the biometric system in the presidential elections due to lack of time and limited access to resources and biometric technology.
Based on the amended election law, the election commission has an obligation to use biometric recognition system in the voter registration process and on the election day.
So far, no official from the IEC has commented on this decision.
In this episode of Mehwar, host Yaser Abrar discusses the topic with Humayun Jarir, member of Hizb-e-Islami party.