LHC summons additional attorney general on plea for voting rights to overseas Pakistanis.

LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday summoned additional attorney general and advocate general Punjab in personal capacity on a petition against the denial of voting rights to overseas Pakistanis in the local body elections.

Justice Shujaat Ali Khan passed the orders while hearing a petition filed by Atiq-ur-Rehman, an Australian-born Pakistani, challenging the decision to deny overseas Pakistanis the right to vote in local body elections.

During the proceedings, the court expressed serious annoyance after a law officer sought time for submitting arguments. The court observed that it was a very important matter but nobody appeared serious, adding that overseas Pakistanis sent billions of dollars and they could not be ignored.

The court, adjourning further hearing, summoned...

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