Following the decision the overseas Pakistanis will now able to cast their vote in the upcoming parliamentary elections through postal ballots.
The commission said that over 3.7 million overseas Pakistanis name would be registered in electoral rolls. It said that the nitty-gritty as to how the overseas Pakistani would cast their votes would be decided later.
However, sources in the commission said that all overseas Pakistanis above 18 years of age, having national identity cards for overseas Pakistanis would be eligible to cast their votes for the candidates in their native constituencies from next election.
They further said that now the ECP would approach the ministry of law to seek necessary amendments in the relevant election laws to enable the expats to cast their votes.