Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 01:14:29 pm
Overseas Pakistanis playing instrumental role in economic development of the country: President
June 10, 2021

President Dr Arif Alvi has underscored the need for early initiating the registration of Overseas Pakistanis enabling them to participate in the polling process through i-voting in the forthcoming General Elections.

Chairing a meeting of sub-committee on Emerging Technologies in I-voting, in Islamabad today (Thursday), he said that Pakistani community, living abroad, is playing instrumental role in economic development of the country by sending record remittances but they had not yet been facilitated to cast their vote in line with the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Dr Arif Alvi said process of the electoral reforms was the basic mandate and fundamental responsibility of the Election Commission of Pakistan and the federal government should provide guidance and technical support to enhance their capacity as and when requested.

President said that once the format is approved by the ECP, the concerned organization should make arrangements for about nine million Overseas Pakistanis to register to exercise their right to vote through i-voting.