PESHAWAR: When speaking to journalists in Peshawar today, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Governor Haji Ghulam Ali stated that he held a meeting with the chief secretary and Inspector General (IG) KP regarding the elections. He also suggested that the political parties consider holding elections across the country on the same day. He went on to say that on Tuesday or Wednesday he will also meet the chief election commissioner (CEC).
Governor Ali urged the political parties to consider holding national elections on the same day across the country. Additionally, he requested that the political parties promote tolerance, customs, and politeness to cool the political climate.
In light of the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision, he promised that they would open the door to the organization of free and fair elections.
He stated that, in accordance with the SC’s directive, the election commissioner would announce the polling day. He expressed a desire to achieve consensus in resolving election-related issues.
The governor stated that Punjab province is experiencing political turmoil, whereas Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s law and order situation is poor. He went on to say that political unrest caused by an arrest warrant was bad for the nation.
He went on to say that every political leader’s popularity will be determined by elections. He stated that the provincial government had agreed to conduct the polls subject to conditions. He responded that he has good relationships with the chief minister and that they have met multiple times.
On Tuesday, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja stated that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is obligated to comply with the orders of the Supreme Court (SC
The CEC said that security concerns were likewise displayed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He stated that the organization of peaceful and open elections is mentioned in Article 218. He added that elections must be held in a peaceful setting.
“When it comes to holding elections for both provincial assemblies, the ECP is obligated to comply with SC orders. In Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, elected governments will be in place during the National Assembly (NA) elections.