Dr. Rasheed Ahmed Khan (IR Expert): Elections are an important part of the electoral system and they must be transparent. The legislation and electoral reforms are continuing and induction of EVM system is a great initiative of the incumbent government. There can hardly be any disagreement on the basic premise of the need for improving our electoral system. The government has invited the opposition to come and inspect the operation of EVM and raise their concerns, if any. New technology should be used in the electoral process so that no irregularity could be found. It is a good development that the government is determined to introduce reforms through use of technology in order to bring transparency and credibility to the elections. Pakistani technology companies must be encouraged to begin developing domestic electronic voting solutions, possibly in partnership with international electronic voting machine suppliers.