Secretary Ishtiak Ahmad Khan said that despite all the efforts, time constraint is the biggest hurdle of all. He said these measures need to be completely scrutinized before being executed, which might not be possible before May 11. Khan said the commission and the Supreme Court were eager to figure out a way so that overseas Pakistanis could also vote.
“We will act according to the advice of the honorable Supreme Court,” ECP Secretary Khan maintained.
The Commission maintains that such decisions should not be taken unsystematically. Upcoming elections are of high significance and any decision taken in haste might invite unforeseen problems and seriously damage the credibility of the upcoming polls. Complying by the report, NADRA and the IT ministry said that allowing overseas Pakistanis to vote through an uncertified computer system could be disastrous for the electoral process.