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Supreme Court allows Overseas Pakistanis to cast vote

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LAHORE, Pakistan: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday allowed Overseas Pakistanis to cast their votes, and directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to make arrangements for facilitating Expat Pakistanis to exercise their right of franchise in upcoming by-elections.

While hearing a petition filed by the Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan for right of vote to overseas Pakistanis at the Supreme Court Lahore Registry, the Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar directed the ECP to immediately finalize the foolproof system in collaboration with National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).

It would be the first time that Overseas Pakistanis will be voting in a national election.

Welcoming the development in a twitter message, the PTI Central Information Secretary Fawad Chaudhry said that the long struggle of party Chairman Imran Khan for grant of right of vote to overseas Pakistanis has succeeded. He said that the Court has laid down a procedure for right of vote for them.

The by-elections in over 30 National and Provincial Assemblies’ Constituencies are likely in the second week of October 2018.

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