Elections to be held in final week of January, says ECP

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The Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) introduced on Thursday that normal elections within the nation will happen within the final week of January 2024.

The electoral physique stated a preliminary record of delimitations, that are being carried out consistent with the brand new census, might be revealed on September 27.

The ECP stated it reviewed the progress on the delimitation course of in the present day and determined that the ultimate record of constituencies might be revealed on November 30 after listening to the objections and options associated to the delimitations. 

Subsequently, the polls might be held within the final week of January 2024 following the completion of the 54-day election schedule, the ECP assertion added.

The ECP’s assertion lastly ended the uncertainty surrounding the elections because the earlier Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM)-led authorities’s transfer to approve a brand new census mandated the electoral physique to carry new delimitation earlier than holding polls, sparking fears of an undue delay in polls.

Following the untimely dissolution of nationwide and provincial assemblies earlier in August this 12 months, the ECP was required to carry elections inside 90-day stipulated time interval, which means the polls ought to happen no later than November 6.

Nonetheless, the ECP stated it was constitutionally certain to attract contemporary boundaries forward of the elections, therefore holding elections inside a 90-day time interval was not attainable.

Key political events together with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Peoples Get together (PPP) and others additionally urged the Election Fee to carry polls on the earliest to finish prevailing uncertainty within the nation.

 

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