ISLAMABAD – Election Commission of Pakistan long awaited initiative for overseas Pakistanis voting has turned out to be a big disappointment.
Only one percent overseas Pakistanis have registered themselves in 15 days through i-voting, according to the details released by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday.
According to data released by the ECP , as many as 6,319 overseas Pakistanis have registered themselves as voters for internet voting for October 14 by-elections, while so far 9,965 expatriate Pakistanis accessed the Overseas System through the internet and created their accounts.
The ECP further said that as many as 364 complaints have been received regarding the internet voting registration.
The ECP spokesperson said that the number of overseas Pakistanis in electoral list of 37 constituencies is more than 5,20,000.
It is pertinent here to mention that the ECP had on Friday extended the date for registration of overseas Pakistani voters from September 15 to September 17.