ISLAMABAD – Overseas Pakistanis have finally got the good news about the voting rights.
Overseas Pakistanis will now be able to vote in the forthcoming by-election in the country’s 25 constituencies on October 25.
Sources told Dunya News that by-elections in more than 25 constituencies will be held on October 25.
The overseas Pakistanis would enroll them selves through a website before the election as more than Seven million Pakistanis will have the facility to register their vote.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will take final decision on permannet facility to vote for oversease Pakistanis after an experiment on October 25.
The ECP will submit its reply in the Supreme Court (SC) in case pertaining to allowing voting right to overseas Pakistanis.
On Friday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said that his party had won its struggle for implementation of the right of vote to the overseas Pakistanis.
“Good news for our national asset, the Overseas Pakistanis – PTI’s struggle for their voting rights’ implementation has been won as SC has decided this must be done and directed ECP to ensure the same through electronic means,” Imran Khan said on his Twitter handle.
On July 18, National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) had issued a statement that overseas Pakistanis will not be able to cast vote in forthcoming elections scheduled to be held on July 25th.