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Ensure voting rights for overseas Pakistanis

Part of PTI's efforts to ensure a greater stake for overseas Pakistanis.
Published October 29, 2018

As part of its efforts to ensure a greater stake for overseas Pakistanis, the PTI, in its manifesto, says that it "will ensure voting rights for overseas Pakistanis".

Source: PTI Manifesto 2018

Updates

March 15, 2022: Voting right for expats, real cause of friction between Govt, opposition: Fawad (read details)

March 13, 2022: Farrukh Habib thanks PM for giving right of vote to expatriates (read details)

December 2, 2021: Alvi signs bill on EVM, expats voting right (read details)

December 13, 2021: Govt asks ECP to set timeline for implementation of law on EVMs (read details)

December 1, 2021: President Alvi allays opposition fears about EVMs (read details)

November 30, 2021: Govt may not be able to fund elections where EVMs are not used: Fawad Chaudhry (read details)

November 23, 2021: Ministerial body set up to hold 2023 polls through EVMs (read details)

November 23, 2021: AJK cabinet decides to grant voting rights to overseas Kashmiris (read details)

November 17, 2021: PTI fulfilled promise of granting voting rights to overseas Pakistanis: Asad Umar (read details)

November 17, 2021: Govt powers through 33 crucial bills in joint session; allows voting rights for overseas Pakistanis, use of EVMs (read details)

November 14, 2021: Opposition asks speaker to form new panel on poll reforms (read details)

October 7, 2021: PM Imran insists on use of EVMs in next polls (read details)

September 29, 2021: Controversial poll reforms bills sent to joint session of parliament (read details)

September 29, 2021: Fawad Chaudhry says EVM, internet voting key to poll reforms (read details)

September 24, 2021: Govt-opposition clash over EVMs reaches Senate (read details)

September 21, 2021: Opposition, govt agree to set up panel for poll reforms (read details)

September 10, 2021: Opposition parties not supporting electoral reforms to maintain their political, social status quo: Dr Babar Awan (read details)

September 8, 2021: Ministry's report addresses all problems of EVM pointed out by ECP: Shibli Faraz (read details)

September 6, 2021: No headway in stalemate over voting machines (read details)

September 1, 2021: PTI vows to get voting machines bill passed (read details)

August 5, 2021: PM Imran given demo of Pak-made electronic voting machine (read details)

August 3, 2021: Nadra proposes major change in i-voting system (read details)

August 2, 2021: EVMs pressing need of the hour: Fawad Chaudhry (read details)

August 1, 2021: Govt set to seek extension of election ordinance (read details)

July 14, 2021: Pakistan heading towards e-governance, e-voting, says PM Imran (read details)

July 8, 2021: Govt won’t unilaterally push through reforms, ECP assured (read details)

July 6, 2021: EVMs to be unveiled in the next 8-10 days: Shibli Faraz (read details)

June 27, 2021: Govt to give overseas Pakistanis right to vote as per SC decision: Babar Awan (read details)

June 18, 2021: Alvi underlines need to improve existing electoral laws to enable overseas Pakistanis to vote (read details)

June 17, 2021: Overseas Pakistanis are an asset of the country, they must be involved in the election process: PM (read details)

June 13, 2021: PTI firm on expats voting, EVM next polls: Gill (read details)

June 10, 2021: Overseas Pakistanis get right to vote in NA: Zulfi Bukhari (read details)

June 7, 2021: 2023 polls ‘under a new mechanism’: Fawad (read details)

June 2, 2021: Electronic voting will allow over 7 million overseas Pakistanis to vote: Shibli Faraz (read details)

June 2, 2021: Ministry seeks more time to develop prototype EVM (read details)

May 31, 2021: Fawad Chaudhry against giving online voting rights to expats (read details)

May 25, 2021: Babar Awan gives cabinet presentation on govt's bill on electoral reforms (read details)

May 18, 2021: Govt decides to begin debate on electoral reforms in NA (read details)

May 9, 2021: EVMs for overseas voting in next general election, says Firdous Awan (read details)

May 8, 2021: Ordinance issued for procurement of e-voting machines (read details)

May 4, 2021: Cabinet approves two ordinances in line with govt’s efforts for electoral reforms (read details)

May 3, 2021: Section 94 of Elections Act 2017 to be amended, says Fawad Chaudhry (read details)

April 27, 2021: Govt seeks opposition’s proposals for holding next polls through electronic machines (read details)

March 9, 2021: Introducing online voting for overseas Pakistanis is a top priority, says PM Imran (read details)

March 9, 2021: PM asks cabinet for updates on mechanism being developed to ensure overseas Pakistanis can vote (read details)

Nov 17, 2020: Govt to move electoral reforms including voting rights for overseas Pakistanis, says PM Imran (read details)

July 21, 2020: Legislation on overseas Pakistanis' voting rights to be done soon, says Zulfi Bukhari (read more)

May 4, 2020: SAPM Zulfi Bukhari stresses need to simplify i-voting registration process (read more)

April 23, 2020: Modus operandi for i-vote registration of overseas Pakistanis discussed in meeting (read details)

July 25, 2019: Dr Awan says the PM has issued directives to the relevant ministries as well as the ECP to come up with a comprehensive programme for giving voting rights to overseas Pakistanis. (read details)

Sep 17, 2018: I-voting drive draws tepid response from overseas Pakistanis. (read details)

Aug 20, 2018: Overseas Pakistanis to vote in upcoming by-polls. (read details)