ISLAMABAD PPPs major coalition partner, MQM has stepped up efforts to secure right of vote for the overseas Pakistanis, sources said on Friday. The well-placed sources informed TheNation that the Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis and key MQM leader had recently got a draft bill prepared by the Ministry, which was later sent to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for consideration and approval for legislation. The Chief Election Commissioner formed a committee headed by the Secretary, ECP and comprising the members of relevant ministries including Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis, Ministry of Law and Parliamentary Affairs and Ministry of Finance for consideration of the draft bill. According to the ECP sources, the committee examined all constitutional, legal, financial and administrative implications pertaining to grant of right of vote to the overseas Pakistanis. The sources further said that after thorough scrutiny, the committee advised the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis to re-examine the issue in light of the recommendations of this committee and submit a fresh summary to the PM . The matter is under consideration of the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis. The sources said that the committee was of the opinion that involvement of overseas Pakistanis could go a long way toward economic development of the country and giving them right to vote on the basis of proportional representation could be a better option. There are millions of Pakistanis currently living abroad and can broadly be divided into three main categories. Firstly, those who have Pakistani nationality and are working abroad temporarily/ on work permit. Secondly, those who have dual nationality, Pakistani nationality and of any other country with whom the Govt of Pakistan has entered into an agreement in this regard. Thirdly, those who had dual nationality but surrendered their Pakistani nationality.