ISLAMABAD - A constitutional petition was filed on Thursday in the Supreme Court, seeking direction to Election Commission of Pakistan to introduce electronic voting machines (EVMs) for the use of voters in the future general elections. Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf Imran Khan has filed the petition under Article 184(3) of the Constitution, making Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and Federation of Pakistan through Secretary Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs as respondents. The petition filed through Hamid Khan Advocate, further prayed to direct the Election Commission to prepare fresh electoral rolls eliminating all bogus votes and introducing and incorporating the new eligible votes that can be verified from the database and record of NADRA. Imran Khan further prayed that the Election Commission be directed to include the photographs of the voters in its electoral rolls in the future elections. The petitioner questioned whether bogus and inaccurate electoral rolls would destroy the very basic fundamental right of a citizen in a constitutional democracy to elect his chooses representative. Whether bogus electoral rolls would destroy the basic right of vote given by the constitution and the laws to the citizens, Imran further questioned. The petitioner submitted that NADRA had reported the authenticity of 37.18 million voters could not be verified when the Election Commission of Pakistan sent their electoral list to it (Nadra) for verification. This would constitute 45.67 percent of the total voters entered on the electoral roll, said the petition adding that no constitutional democratic system based on elections can be successful with such staggering number of bogus votes borne on the electoral rolls. The petitioner argued that the electronic voting machines have become a modern day device for holding of free, fair and transparent elections. Being computerized in nature, these machines exclude the possibility of dual voting by a voter and to preclude the possibility of fudging the result through miscounts and violation of sanctity of the ballot box. He stated that India has already introduce electronic machines in its last general elections held in 2009 adding that Bangladesh has also adopted voting through the electronic voting machines.