Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will decide the fate of votes cast by overseas Pakistanis after a meeting with NADRA officials on Monday.

This was stated by ECP Spokesman Nadeem Qasim while talking to media in Islamabad.

He said the votes of overseas Pakistanis would be included in overall results only after ECP’s full satisfaction.

It is pertinent to mention here that overseas Pakistanis used their right to vote for the first time through the i-vote system.

Overseas Pakistani’s online i-voting registration process was completed last month and, according to details, as many as 7,410 overseas Pakistanis have successfully completed the registration process.

The eligibility criteria for overseas Pakistanis to register and cast vote was to have a machine-readable passport (MRP), National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) and a valid email address. All the above mentioned overseas Pakistanis were registered under this process.

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), 7,410 Pakistanis have successfully completed the whole registration process. A website had been developed by the ECP and NADRA to raise awareness and encourage them to register for i-voting with instruction in both English and Urdu.

The entire system of registration has been made foolproof. On August 17, the Supreme Court (SC) had allowed Pakistanis living abroad to vote in the by-polls.