Hope for Pakistani expats to cast votes as software is ready



JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS

Published — Monday 1 April 2013

Last update 1 April 2013 4:52 am

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In a move that fulfills a longstanding demand of the expat community, Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has created an electronic software to enable overseas Pakistanis to cast their ballots.
The Supreme Court will be briefed today on the preparations being made for overseas Pakistanis’ voting, Nadra Chairman Tariq Malik told Geo News yesterday.
The court has directed the government to ensure participation of overseas Pakistanis in the voting process.
Malik said the Election Commission and political parties would also be briefed on the election preparations for overseas Pakistanis. He said Nadra was assisting the Commission in scrutinizing candidates.
Tax defaulters and those possessing dual nationalities would be screened out of the electoral process, he added.

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