ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) made the decision to Punjab by-elections postponed , which were originally scheduled to take place on April 30. In particular, the ECP decided to postpone the Punjab election and announced October 8 as the new date for the elections in Punjab.
According to the ECP spokesperson, the president of the party, Dr. Arif Alvi, has also been informed that the elections in Punjab have been postponed, and the new election schedule will soon be released.
The election was postponed in accordance with Article 218(3) and Sections 58 and 8C of the Election Act of 2017.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah stated in an address to the National Assembly (NA) that the parliament ought to serve as a guide for the government and all institutions in preparation for the general elections.
He stated, “The caretaker setup should be present at all assemblies’ elections.” Everyone will have a fair shot at the polls on the same day Punjab by-elections postponed till October 8 Election Commission of Pakistan.
It’s obviously true that April 30 political race date is additionally surpassing the constraint of decisions in somewhere around 90 days [after the disintegration of the common assembly].”
It is pertinent to mention that Punjab elections will be held on April 30 as announced by President Arif Alvi on Friday.
The declaration from President Alvi comes minutes after the Political decision Commission of Pakistan (ECP) proposed dates for the political decision in the territory considering the High Court (SC) decision.