Zawar Munawar Saleemi

Zawar Munawar Saleemi

A graduate of the London School of Economics and a qualified actuary based in London.

Election 2013: I flew 4,000 miles just to vote, I’m sure you can too!

“Are you crazy?” This was the reaction I got every time I told someone I was going to Karachi for two weeks to vote in the upcoming general elections. For months, all overseas Pakistanis have been closely following the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and Supreme Court rulings on whether we’ll be allowed to vote or not. The official decision is now out. Like many overseas Pakistanis, I am extremely disappointed that I cannot vote for my country just because I work abroad. Though I work overseas, I am a Pakistani citizen and hold a valid Pakistani passport. Not only do I work hard ...

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