Imran Khan attends an event in Islamabad. File
Tariq Butt, Correspondent
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that overseas Pakistanis are an asset for Pakistan would “definitely” be involved in the electoral process. Imran directed the authorities to complete the process of electoral reforms and electronic voting system for overseas Pakistanis at the earliest.
Chairing a meeting on the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), the prime minister said overseas Pakistanis were an asset of the country and must be involved in the election process. The prime minister said the only option to ensure transparency in the election process was use of EVMs.
Imran Khan thanks overseas Pakistanis for record remittances
PM Imran unveils two new schemes for overseas Pakistanis
PM lauds overseas Pakistanis after remittances break all records
Pakistani actress flays Bollywood for plagiarism
The prime minister was given a detailed briefing on the progress made so far in the use of electronic voting machine and legislation in electoral reforms.
Imran reiterated his commitment to ensuring transparency in the use of EVMs and to meet all constitutional requirements.
“The use of the electronic voting machine is the only option to prevent fraud and ensure transparency in the electoral process. Electoral reforms, electronic voting and the right to vote for overseas Pakistanis should be completed soon,” the PM added.
On June 16, it was reported that The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) expressed reservations over the Elections Act (Amendment) Bill 2020, saying that some of the amendments in it are unconstitutional as its suggestions on them were not taken up by the relevant standing committee.
The ECP met under the chairmanship of Sikandar Sultan Raja to mull over the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2020. The ECP said that the Ministry of IT audit stated that the National Database and Registration Authority’s (Nadra) i-voting system should not be used in the next general elections.
This came in a phone call Sheikh Mohamed received on Saturday from the Pakistani leader wherein they discussed regional and international issues of interest as well as ways of advancing cooperation between the two countries in confronting the menacing threat of terrorism to regional security and stability.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday spearheaded a long telethon, televised live on TV channels, to mobilise funds from the people at large to help the deserving persons affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in any way.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed also expressed his sincere condolences to Pakistani government, its people and the victims' families and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
In a written reply during the question hour in the Senate, the ministry said as many as 6,24000 people got jobs in Saudi Arabia, while 2,92000 people left for the UAE for employment during the first three years of the incumbent government.
The governor of the Veneto region, Luca Zaya, published a picture of the green liquid that spread through the water near the arched Rialto Bridge, through his account on Twitter, explaining that residents reported the presence of this strange liquid, expressing their fears.
He was honoured and awarded the Guinness certificate in the booth of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood at the exhibition, amidst the overwhelming joy of his family members, represented by his sister, father, mother, and his relatives. Al-Muhairi expressed his great happiness at obtaining the Guinness certificate.
UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to Erdogan on his re-election as president.