Overseas Pakistanis electronic voting: Strange response reported

Overseas Pakistanis electronic voting: Strange response reported

ISLAMABAD - A strange response has surfaced from the overseas Pakistanis over the Internet voting registration.

Poor response has been revealed by overseas Pakistanis over the voters registration as only few thousands have registered themselves for the by polls.

The project was initiated with an aim to give voting rights to Pakistanis living abroad. There are around 0.52 million Pakistanis residing abroad from the constituencies where by-elections are to be held. Chances of their participation augmented owing to the steps taken by judiciary.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has also on multiple times showed his curiosity to give Pakistanis living abroad the right to vote. Furthermore, the efforts of Chief Justice of Pakistan gave this dream a reality.


Now that there are 37 seats, 11 of National Assembly while 26 of Provincial Assembly, on whom by-elections are to be held, the process of internet voting is yet to be completed. The speed with which it is proceeding is listless. It was expected that the response of overseas Pakistanis will be overwhelming, but at this moment, very few of them seem keen in it.