Court: (CJP forms bench to hear petitions seeking voting rights for overseas Pakistanis)

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has formed a three-member bench of the Supreme Court to hear 16 petitions seeking permission for overseas Pakistanis to cast vote in 2018 general election.

A three-member Bench of the Apex Court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Musheer Alam and Justice Sajjad Shah will take up the case on Wednesday.

The petitions filed by members of civil society have appealed that the state may set up the appropriate infrastructure so that overseas Pakistanis can cast their vote in next election.