PTI fulfilled promise of granting voting rights to abroad Pakistanis: Asad

After a landmark victory in Parliament’s joint session on Wednesday by passing the Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2021, Planning and Special Initiatives Minister Asad Umar has mentioned that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) lengthy battle over a number of years to get abroad Pakistanis the appropriate to vote, lastly achieved success.

After getting the invoice handed, the federal government has enabled voting rights to abroad Pakistanis and the usage of digital voting machines (EVMs).

According to the invoice, moved by Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) shall, with the technical help of NADRA and every other authority or company, allow abroad Pakistanis in prescribed method topic to secrecy and safety to train their proper to vote in the course of the basic elections.

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It additionally authorises the ECP to obtain digital voting machines for the casting of votes generally elections.

“Special congrats to all overseas Pakistanis who despite strong opposition by the PDM parties today got the right to vote thru [through] an internet based voting system,” Asad wrote on his official Twitter deal with.

He mentioned that his occasion’s lengthy battle over a number of years to get abroad Pakistanis the appropriate to vote has lastly achieved success right now within the Parliament.

In one other tweet, he additionally congratulated the nation on getting authorised by the Parliament in the course of the joint session of a census with an interval of solely 5 years for the primary time within the historical past of the nation.

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During his handle within the joint session right now, the minister had mentioned that the PTI authorities goes forward with a recent census which will likely be primarily based on greatest worldwide practices by utilizing the most recent expertise, expressing confidence that the outcomes of this census will likely be acceptable to all.

The Minister expressed his shock over the objections raised by the PPP on census outcomes 2017 because it was the accountability of the provincial governments to conduct the train, reminding that it was the PPP and the PML-N that have been in governments in Sindh and the Centre.

Asad Umar, taking a jibe on the opposition, mentioned that there was a whole lot of noise for weeks concerning the authorities’s ouster via this joint sitting however they in all probability forgot that “honour and disgrace are in the hands of Allah”.

In different tweets, Asad additionally congratulated the nation for passing the opposite payments in the course of the joint session.

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