Friday, April 12, 2013

Pakistan votes for overseas nationals a problem, Supreme Court told

Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) informed the Supreme Court on Thursday of multiple hurdles to giving overseas Pakistanis right to vote in the 2013 general election in the country.
In a report submitted to the court, the ECP said it would be difficult to give voting right to non-resident nationals in the May 11 parliamentary elections.
Voters have to register themselves at the concerned Pakistani diplomatic missions and this process would take time, the report said.
It is mandatory to get permission from host countries for polling and the ECP will also require adequate time for ensuring logistics for the polling staff


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