ISLAMABAD: Marking the Overseas Voter Registration Day on Thursday, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan encouraged British people living in Pakistan to register to vote in the General Election in the UK, on May 07.
According to a statement issued by the British High Commission here on Thursday, the initiative is part of the UK Electoral Commission’s campaign to boost the numbers of UK residents overseas on the UK’s electoral registers.
The British High Commissioner, Philip Barton, CMG OBE said that UK and Pakistan are joined by strong bonds of friendship and partnership and over one million British nationals travel to, live and work in Pakistan at any given time.
He said there are 1.4 million journeys between the two countries every year and these people to people connections are the backbone of the relationship between our two countries.
“Today is Overseas Voter Registration Day. We are supporting the Electoral Commission’s campaign to raise awareness of voter registration among British residents overseas, including in Pakistan, in the run up to the UK’s general election”, Philip Barton, CMG OBE said.
“I strongly urge British people living in Pakistan to take five minutes on Overseas Registration Day to visit the GOV.UK website and make sure they will be able to have their say at the UK General Election in May”, he added.
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