Expats’ votes

This is with reference to your editorial ‘Expats’ votes’ (November 1). The facility of voting by post should also be given to those who need it within the country, for instance the thousands of Pakistanis working in cities away from their hometowns and villages where they are registered as voters.

In my own case, I will have to drive 16 kilometres to cast my vote, and even though I tried hard to get my name transferred to a polling station near my residence, I did not succeed. I am willing to pay the required charges if I’m allowed to post my ballot paper to the polling station if the Election Commission allows me to vote by post.

Shakir Lakhani