Overseas Pakistani can cast their votes in by-polls: ECP

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday said the overseas Pakistanis will be able to exercise their right to franchise in the upcoming by-elections in line with the Supreme Court’s August 17 judgment.

According to details, Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza presided over a meeting in Islamabad where it was decided that the Pakistanis living abroad will be registered with the Commission from Sept 1 to 15.

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The expats who will have National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) and Machine Readable Passport (MRP) will be registered as voters.

The ECP said an awareness campaign will also be launched in this regard with the help of the foreign ministry, Nadra and Pakistan’s embassies abroad.

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