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magnetic ink

[mag′ned·ik ′iŋk]
(materials)
Ink containing magnetic particles to permit reading of printed characters by a magnetic character reader as well as by humans.

Magnetic Ink

 

a variety of magnetic information carrier used for recording textual and graphic materials on ordinary paper and for reading it out magnetically.

Magnetic ink is made in the form of a carbonyl iron suspension in heptane or mastic with microscopic magnetic particles. Dyes are often added to facilitate the visual inspection of a recording (visible magnetic ink). Magnetic ink is used chiefly for mechanizing document processing (sorting, identifying, accounting, coding). It is applied either manually or by printing equipment.

magnetic ink

A magnetically detectable ink used to print the MICR characters that encode account numbers on bank checks. See MICR.
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NADRA has now termed the use of magnetic ink as useless and suggested to choose the regularly-used ink for the elections.
NADRA has now termed the use of magnetic ink as useless and instead suggested to choose the regularlyused ink for the elections.
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Speaking on a point of order, PTI's Deputy Parliamentary Leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi demanded strict action against those responsible for not using the magnetic ink in general elections.
Speaking in the National Assembly, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has proposed the formation of a committee to investigate whether magnetic ink was used at all the polling stations.
The interior minister said he fears that magnetic ink was not used in several areas and a large number of votes are unverifiable due to use of common ink.
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The report said 10239 votes were fake while 22,525 votes could not be unverified since ECP-recommended magnetic ink.
Commenting on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar's charges that magnetic ink was not used for taking thumb impressions of voters during polling in the May 11 general elections, Secretary General Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Ishtiaq Khan said the minister was wrong.
Earlier, the Supreme Court ordered the ECP to make sure all arrangements for preparation LG polls including printing of ballot papers and arrangement of magnetic ink for holding polls in Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan on December 7.
Assuring that ECP was continuously working over perfecting the voting reforms, process in Country, while legislation would also be required for the purpose, he said that during previous, 2013 elections, magnetic ink was utilized after joint approval of all stake holders, while NADRA even went as far as use of voters' photograph alongwith thumb prints.