Overseas Pakistanis won’t be able to vote in elections


Overseas Pakistanis will not be able to vote in the forthcoming general election in the country, officials of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) said on Wednesday.

NADRA officials told a local news outlet that Pakistani nationals abroad were being misled through various campaigns on social networking platforms.

They said that no decision had yet been made with regard to the online voting facility for overseas Pakistanis.

“Online voting for overseas Pakistanis can be tried in the by-polls,” the officials said.

“Pakistanis abroad will have to come to the country for using their right to vote in the general elections.”

They further clarified that even after coming to the country, only those individuals would be able to vote, who are registered voters in Pakistan.

It is pertinent to mention here that a case pertaining to overseas Pakistanis’ right to vote is sub-judice with the Supreme Court (SC).


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