Overseas Pakistanis would be able to vote in GE 2018 through respective Embassies: NADRA

Overseas Pakistanis would be able to vote in GE 2018 through respective Embassies: NADRA
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ISLAMABAD - National Database and Registration Authority has informed the Supreme Court that software enabling overseas Pakistanis to cast their votes will be available for use in April this year.

This was informed by Chairman National Database and Registration Authority Usman Mobin during hearing of a case in Islamabad on Monday.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case and NADRA and the Election Commission of Pakistan for their efforts to develop a voting system empowering overseas Pakistanis to vote in general elections.

Usman Mobin told the court that the matter to develop a software has been brought under discussion with the ECP and work is underway in this regard.

The Chief Justice said that NADRA and the ECP should sit together and give overseas Pakistanis the gift of voting ability.

He instructed NADRA to furnish in court a progress report during the case's next hearing in a month's time.

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