Lahore: A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) to allow overseas Pakistanis to vote in local government (LG) polls in Punjab.
According to details, the Lahore High Court has moved to transfer the right of overseas Pakistanis to vote in local elections.
The petition filed by Mohammad Nadeem Yusuf, an overseas Pakistani, impleaded the federal and state governments, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and NADRA as respondents.
The petitioner said that overseas Pakistanis are present in large numbers in various countries of the world and they play a major role in the country’s economy.
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The petition sought to allow overseas Pakistanis to vote in local elections.
It is worth mentioning that during the regime of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Overseas Pakistanis Voting Bill was passed.
However, as soon as the current PDM government led by Shehbaz Sharif came in, it waived this right and allowed the National Assembly to disenfranchise overseas Pakistanis.