Speakers at a programme here stressed for a provision wherein the Nepali migrant workers abroad could cast their ballots back home by any means. At an interaction programme themed on the voting rights of the migrant workers and organized by People Forum in the capital city, they also suggested the concerned authorities to consider the ways for the Nepali migrant workers off-shore to help them exercise their franchise in the next local level election to be held after five years. There are a total of 115 countries in the world having provisions for their fellow citizens in the foreign soil to vote, they shared recommending a system wherein the Nepali migrant workers could cast vote at Nepali diplomatic missions from the respective countries they work in.
Speaking at the programme, Minister for Labour and Employment Farmullah Mansoor shared that there are more than 4 million Nepalis in various labour destinations abroad.
Underscoring their participation for the meaningful election, Minister Mansoor opined that the government, to begin with, could consider the provisions in the countries with dense Nepali population and extend the provision to other countries gradually.