Pakistan's national assembly approves bill to deprive overseas citizens' from voting, stop use of EVMs

Updated: few hours ago

Islamabad, May 26 (PTI) Pakistan's National Assembly on Thursday passed a bill to abolish the former Imran Khan government's election reforms giving expats the right to vote through I-Voting and the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the country. Describing the bill of "immense significance", Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) minister Azam Nazeer Tarar recalled the ousted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had made multiple amendments to the Election Act, 2017, including those that allowed the use of EVMs and granted overseas Pakistanis the right to vote in general elections.