The Election Commission of Pakistan has decided that 4 million overseas Pakistani’s will not be able to exercise their right to vote from their country of residence; meanwhile election commission has said that overseas Pakistanis could use right of vote after returning to Pakistan. It was also decided during the meeting, that voting will take place again, at polling stations reserved for women, where voter turn out is less than 10 percent.
The high level meeting of the Election Commission was held under the chairmanship of Chief Election Commissioner justice (retd) Fakhruddin G Ibrahim here on Wednesday.
According to the ECP making arrangements for providing voting facilities to so many people abroad would be an impossible task in such a short time as general elections were not far away. The commission, however, said that these expatriates could come to Pakistan and vote instead. The issue has not been dismissed but postponed as the upcoming elections have many matters that need to be attended to in a short period of time.
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