Thursday April 07, 2022

Four Months Required For Holding Of General Elections, ECP Replies To President

Islamabad: Election Commission Of Pakistan on Thursday apprised that the election body needs four month time for holding of transparent and neutral elections.

The ECP replied the letter of President Dr. Arif Alvi while the ECP informed the president that a general election can be held in month of October this year.

The ECP apprised the President that delimitations are important for holding of the general elections but final publication of census was not conducted timely despite repeatedly writing letters to the government.

The delay by the government can’t be force on the ECP.

Earlier on April 6, the President’s Secretariat had asked Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to propose dates for holding general elections within ninety days from the date of dissolution of the National Assembly, in accordance with the provisions of the constitution.

In a letter by the President’s Secretariat, the ECP has been conveyed that clause 5(A) of the Article 48 and clause 2 of Article 224 of the constitution provide that the President shall appoint a date, not later than ninety days from the date of dissolution of the National Assembly for holding general elections.

In order to carry out the mandate of the Constitution of announcing the date of general elections, consultation with the Election Commission is required under Section 57(1) of the Elections Act , 2017.

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