ISLAMABAD (Online) - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has deferred the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) system due to political parties reservations and hefty investments required. Sources told this scribe that the ECP postponed the introduction of the system from the next general elections after analyzing all the pros and cons. One of the major reasons is the huge funds that would be required to install the system, the sources said, adding that the ECP required around Rs 8 billion to execute this plan. Apart from expenses, political parties also expressed reservations over its system, saying that with low even nil literacy rate in rural areas, they would have been facing constraints in casting votes electronically. Following the callous response from political parties and huge expenses have made it impossible to introduce EVM system, hence the ECP has deferred its decision for now. India took 22 years to make it practical, but since its installation, EVM system is effectively operating.