ISLAMABAD - The sub-committee of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms will submit its final report to the main panel within two weeks so that the final legislation could be made to introduce new elections laws in the country.

This was stated by Zahid Hamid, convener of the sub-committee, while talking to reporters after the in-camera session of the panel saying the recommendations of the committee will be final and unanimous.

He said that Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rehman presented the report before the committee regarding the hardware security module proposed by National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) for off-line biometric authentication of voters.

Mr Hamid said that the software experts would further brief the committee tomorrow on the offline biometric system which is also a secure method to protect the data of the voters.

He added that the committee had sought details from the provinces regarding local government system, adding the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has sent its report to the committee while the remaining three provinces have been asked to send the detail as soon as possible.

Mr Hamid, who is also Minister for Climate Change, said that the committee expressed dissatisfaction on the details provided by ECP regarding the reason and circumstances under which Supreme Court has postponed elections on various constituencies from time to time in the past. He said that the ECP has been asked to provide further details regarding the apex court decisions on elections postponements.

About the formation of caretaker governments in center and the provinces, he said that the committee had already finalized the chapter related to the creation of the caretaker governments. He further said that ECP has also submitted copy of the elections laws to the committee which will further be discussed by the members.