By-Election 2018: ECP decided to use RTS on October 14

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Islamabad: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) decided to utilize Results Transmission System (RTS) in by-election 2018.

ECP finally decided to use RTS in by-election 2018 that will held on October 14. However, ECP faced intense criticism over the use of RTS in Pakistan Election 2018.

On 26th July, ECP secretary Babar Yaqoob said that the General Election 2018 results were delayed due to the malfunction in RTS software. However, opposition parties called for investigation into the RTS malfunction and since then called the election rigged.


After the ECP’s decision to use RTS in by-election 2018, Returning Officers (ROs) start receiving letters to use the software.

According to issued letters, the use of RTS is now compulsory. National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) will also provide assistant presiding officers and presiding officers with the software on the phones.

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