The Overseas Pakistani Foundation (OPF) has asked for a five-seat representation in each of the houses in Pakistan’s parliament before the upcoming general elections so that eight million Pakistanis all over the world, including in the UAE, can exercise their right to vote. Barrister Amjad Malik, chairman of board of governors (BoG) of Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), who is currently visiting the UAE, while talking to the media and members of the community, said that the proposal had been made to the prime minister of Pakistan three months ago.
“There are technicalities, however, that are being worked out,” he said. Currently, the decision on overseas voting is being taken by the Supreme Court of Pakistan and Election Commission (EC) while the elections are only three months away.
“Since no political activities are allowed in the Gulf countries, a proper method has to be worked out to allow this voting,” he said.
Malik, who is here to address community issues, also gave an overview of the work achieved by the foundation while members raised issues so that they could be addressed in a timely manner.
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