Shahbaz Sharif presents new formula for representation of overseas Pakistanis
LAHORE: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday presented a new formula for the Pakistanis living abroad to exercise their right of representation in the country.
In the statement released on social media, Shahbaz Sharif proposed allocation of reserved seats in the National Assembly and Senate for overseas Pakistanis.
He proposed allocating five to seven seats in the National Assembly and two seats in the Senate for the overseas Pakistanis, saying that in this way the representatives of the overseas Pakistanis would be able to raise issues while representing them in the Parliament.
“The procedure and conditions of representation in these seats should be decided by all the political parties in the parliament together. The required legislation can be devised by the consensus of the political parties. This method will ensure the representation of Pakistanis living abroad in the parliament,” he said.
The PML-N president said that seats had been allotted in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Assembly for the representation of overseas Pakistanis. He said his party supported the right to vote for Pakistanis abroad under democratic principles.