ECP directs cabinet division to probe RTS failure   

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday has written to cabinet division asking them to probe alleged failure of Result transmission System (RTS) during July 25 general elections, Newsone reported. 

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According to details, ECP has advised cabinet division to complete investigation and send report within four weeks.

The committee will be comprised of the technical’s of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and National Telecom and Information Technology Security Board.

On July 26, ECP accepted failure in Results Transmission System (RTS) as delay in elections results.

Delay has not been caused by any immoral conspiracy’ or pressure,” clarified ECP Secretary Babar Yaqoob.

The Results Transmission System (RTS) is run through a software powered by National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra).

Earlier, several political parties in their meetings have also criticised ECP for delay in elections results, RTS failure and has demanded chief election commission officer to resign from his post.

However, ECP on many occasions has suspended the demand made by many political parties.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) emerged as the winning political party in July 25 polls with 115 seats. Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) stands at number three with 63 NA seats. PPP managed to achieve 43 NA seats.

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