ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan has decline to delay general elections due on February 8 on the basis of a resolution passed by the upper house, the sources privy to the development said on Monday.
According to sources, a formal letter was dispatched to the Senate Secretariat outlining the Commission’s stance on the scheduled elections set for February 8th.
The Commission’s letter emphasized the significance of security, providing instructions to interim governments to guarantee a secure electoral procedure.
However, the Supreme Court has voiced its determination to hold elections on February 8th.
The Commission highlighted that, Considering the historical backdrop of previous general and local government elections taking place in winter, delaying the planned elections to 2024 is currently not a viable option.
It’s important to highlight that Senator Dilawar Khan proposed a resolution on January 5th to postpone the general elections. The resolution garnered unanimous approval with the presence of 14 senators.
Later, two more resolutions were moved to the Senate for delay in elections.