pakistan
Thursday Feb 14, 2013
By
AFP

SC orders NADRA to issue NICOP, EC to notify overseas voters

By
AFP
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan resumed hearing the overseas Pakistanis right to vote case ON Thursday, Geo News reported.

During proceedings the Chief Justice ordered NADRA to issue NICOP (National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis) for overseas Pakistani’s to all eligible voters, while also ordering the ministry for overseas Pakistani’s as well as the Ministry for Law and NADRA to cooperate with the Election Commission in this regard.

In its order the court has instructed the election commission to make sure all eligible overseas Pakistani’s are notified of their right to vote and the procedure to cast their vote.

Overseas Pakistani’s will be able to cast their vote via email, or by sending their ballot in a sealed envelope mentioning their constituency to the election commission by post.