Overseas Pakistanis will not be able to Cast Vote in Pakistan’s General Election 2018 on 25th July.
Overseas Pakistanis Unable to Cast their Vote in General Election 2018 on July 25. It’s a time to form a new government in Pakistan and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed all the preparation for the general election 2018. The general election 2018 is schedule to take place on 25th July.
There are nearly 122 political parties that are enlisted for the election here is the list of enlisted parties that are to compete on July 25.
There were rumors that the overseas Pakistanis are now able to cast their votes in Pakistan’s General Election 2018 schedule to be held on 2th July. National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has issued a notification on 18th July, yesterday, revealed that Pakistanis will not be able to cast vote in the upcoming election.
There were few rumors that overseas Pakistanis can vote in General Elections 2018 and to respond them NADRA officials told Geo News that these rumors are misleading there is no such system that the oversea Pakistani can participate in election via online voting.
The NADRA official said that the if the oversea Pakistani want to cast cote they need to visit the country on the election day. For casting vote through the online voting system can be test in by-poll.
Earlier the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to introduce the Electronic Voting machines till the next poll in 2018 but now failed to introduce them due to the lack of PKR 150 million, briefed NDRA officials.
The official further verified that only those oversea Pakistani can cast vote by coming in Pakistan who have registered data record in NADRA and their votes are registered.
So if you want to cast vote and decided to came to Pakistan make it sure first your data in record in NADRA and you are a registered vote.
The Chief Justice Saqib Nisar had earlier said that overseas Pakistanis would be given the right to cast their votes in 2018 election but the case ‘to enable overseas Pakistanis’ is still pending.
How the voters in Pakistan can Check either their vote is registered or not?
On the other hand Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalized the lists of registered voters in the country. To provide the ease and comfort to the registered voters ECP has launched an SMS service in collaboration with NADRA so that the voter can check registration status from anywhere in the country.
Voters can check their vote status to contribute in the Election 2018 by sending a text message by writing the number of their Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) without dash in the message and send it to 8300.
You will instantly get the replay after sending the SMS, with the name of the electoral area, block code and serial number. The Rs. 2 service charges are applicable.
Public Holiday on Election Day:
Public Holiday will be observed on 25th July, 2018 on Wednesday across the country on the occasion of General Election .
The polling will start from 8am to 6pm on Wednesday, 25th July 2018 in Pakistan so that the voters can easily cast their votes.
According to sources this is the first time in electoral history of Pakistan that the polling duration has been extended across the board.
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