Taking another step towards fulfilling his promise, Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to grant Pakistani nationals abroad the right to vote through i-Voting.
This was agreed during an important meeting, attended by the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis, Zulfiqar Bukhari, PM’s parliamentary affairs adviser Babar Awan, National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and officials from Pakistan’s Election Commission (ECP).
Meeting attendees also gave approval of the biometric voting process after their practical demonstration was checked. The matter will be brought to Parliament for debate to begin.
Zulfiqar Bukhari, SAPM for Overseas Pakistanis, said the decision to allow I had been taken on Prime Minister Imran’s directives. He added that the plan should conform to the Pakistanis’ longstanding demand from overseas.
He said they’ll keep the I procedure simple and easy to allow more Pakistani nationals abroad to exercise their voting rights.
Bukhari regretted previous governments in the past for ignoring the demand of Pakistan expatriates, saying they would also be included in the decision-making process by the PTI-led government.