PR No.148
Islamabad: May 26, 2022

Overseas Pakistanis are not deprived of their voting right. Sajid Hussain Turi. Responding to all the queries Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development rebutted all the misinformation circulating on media that overseas Pakistanis are deprived of their voting rights. He said that this is baseless and misleading, we are working for a better solution for expatriates. The government is formulating a new plan to create seats for expatriates in National Assembly by establishing special constituencies in the respective countries. So they can choose representatives from within the countries to be elected and represent them in the government. He added While explaining Sajid Turi said ,as compared to the direct voting this new plan will give more strength and weightage to their vote. The representative will be accountable to the overseas in those countries and work for their welfare. The federal minister said overseas Pakistanis are playing a key role in the progress of the country. He further said that the Govt is motivated and taking concrete steps for the purpose. Soon the government is giving good news, proposing a better option for the compatriots living abroad.