President promulgates ordinance allowing overseas voting rights, EVM use

Staff Reporter

President Arif Alvi on Saturday promulgated Election (second amendment) ordinance 2021, allowing voting rights to overseas Pakistanis and use of electronic voting machines during the election process.

According to the ordinance issued by the president, changes were made to section 94 (1) and section 103 of the Election Act 2017.

The amendments will help in ensuring that overseas Pakistanis vote during the next general election.

Furthermore, the ECP would also be bound to purchase electronic voting machines ahead of the general election as amendments were made in sections pertaining to the use of biometric machines for a pilot project.

The federal cabinet on May 4 approved two ordinances regarding the use of electronic voting machines and voting rights for overseas Pakistanis.

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