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Bye polls: Expatriates must get registered!

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed the overseas Pakistanis, hailing from Lahore to register themselves online by logging in the designated website for casting votes in forthcoming by-elections.
The by-election of Punjab Assembly constituency PP-168 would be held next month. The seat was vacated by Khawaja Saad Rafique on electing MNA from Lahore.
According to the ECP, only registered voters would cast their vote in the by-election in constituency PP-168 through the i-voting system. On polling day, overseas Pakistanis would log on to the website and enter their secret voter IDs, which will be communicated to overseas voters on polling day. The voters have to log in and press the submit vote button. The voters can cast their votes from 8 am to 5 pm as per the Pakistani standard time.
The voter would submit their personal information including NICOP number, email address, the name of the residing country and their mobile number. The voter will receive a pin code at his email address through the online voting system after which the voter will click on the confirmation message and cast his vote.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.