Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Overseas Pakistanis should be given the right to vote: Sheikh Rasheed

Former Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed filed an application to give the right to vote to Pakistanis living abroad.

The government should be ordered to take steps to give the right to vote to overseas Pakistanis, overseas Pakistanis are a valuable asset of Pakistan, depriving overseas Pakistanis of their basic right to vote is against the constitution.

He further said that Pakistanis living abroad send more than 33 billion dollars to Pakistan, the number of Pakistanis living abroad is more than 9 million, the previous government had taken steps to give the right to vote to overseas Pakistanis, while the current government overseas Depriving Pakistanis of basic rights.

The federal government, the Ministry of Law and the Election Commission have been made parties in the petition.

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