Elections in Pakistan Under the Shadow
Elections in Pakistan are under shadow as no decision has been taken yet and there is uncertainty about it.
Introduction To Election In Pakistan
Analysts predict a delay in the election due to a combination of political, legislative and economic issues Pakistan’s parliament was dissolve on August 9, technically putting the country out of economic crisis and on the way to national elections, but the country’s future remains uncertain. Despite the arrival of the interim government, the political future of the country is shroud in uncertainty.
Will the elections be held on time?
Speculation is rife in Pakistan today that general elections will postpone, some say by as much as two years, even though the coalition government that took over from Khan has taken over the collapse economy. Had given and took care of the IMF program and follow their strict rules so that the risk of default from the country could avoid. For the first time, with the consent of Parliament last month, the caretaker prime minister was give the power to make administrative and financial decisions, especially the International Fund, which a three-billion-dollar financial assistance agreement, to ensure its continuity.
With Mutual Consultation
Caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar who has appoint in mutual consultation with the outgoing Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and opposition leader Raja Riaz to oversee the administrative affairs until the general elections, but cannot take any administrative decision relate to the elections.
While the previous coalition government pass a law for the army and intelligence agencies on the way. The country’s Official Secrets Act, which was subsequently amend, propose blanket powers for military agencies to detain and interrogate any citizen on suspicion. However, intelligence agencies still have to obtain a warrant from a magistrate. Interestingly, opposition senators also support the legislation, which has challenge in court, and is yet to be implement.
Sensitive National Security
The legislation, which also proposes up to five years in prison. For leaking sensitive national security or military information. Was sign into law in the last two weeks of the coalition government’s end. The Parliament and the House of Representatives i mean to say senate. On Wednesday passed a law in which the Election Commission of Pakistan. Has urge to conduct the elections within the constitutional period.
Census and caretaker setup
The Council of Common Interests, a constitutional body. Comprising the prime minister and chief ministers of all provinces. Last week approved the controversial results of a new nationwide census. before leaving the coalition government. Which has ensure that the elections will not held as per the schedule. According to the former secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan. according to the latest census approve in haste. it will take at least four months to make new constituencies across the country. It may take time. In this case, the elections cannot held before February next year. The Minister of Defense and Interior says that the elections may be delay, which he equate with ionic compulsions.