Inside Pakistan's 'Little Britain' as overseas nationals get vote
4 March 2012 Last updated at 09:18 GMT
Around a million people of Pakistani origin live in the UK and now, despite the distance, they will be allowed to vote in Pakistan's elections.
The government in Islamabad says it is rewarding their contribution to its economy.
Aleem Maqbool reports from Mirpur, a town in the north east of the country, known as 'Little Britain'.