President Alvi Proposed to Hold the General Elections on November 6
President Alvi has suggested to the Election Commission that according to the constitution, general elections should be held on Monday, November 6, within 90 days after the dissolution of the National Assembly.
Chief Election Commissioner
In a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, the President of the State has suggested that the general elections in the country should be held on November 6. According to the President’s House, President Dr. Arif Alvi has given a proposal regarding the holding of general elections in a letter addressed to Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja.
Dissolved the National Assembly
The letter states that the President dissolved the National Assembly on the advice of the Prime Minister on August 9, so under Article 48(5) of the Constitution, the President has the power to hold general elections within 90 days from the date of dissolution of the Assembly. A date should fix within.
The President said that according to Article 48(5). The general elections for the National Assembly. Should held on the 89th day of the date of dissolution of the National Assembly i.e., Monday, November 6, 2023. He said that in order to fulfill the constitutional responsibility, the Chief Election Commissioner was invite for a meeting to devise a way to implement the Constitution and its orders, but the Chief Election Commissioner in response took the opposite position that the Constitution. According to the scheme and framework, it is the authority of the Election Commission.
Publication of the Census in August
The President told the Chief Election Commission. That after the publication of the census in August. The process of delimitation of constituencies is also going on. And it is a mandatory condition under Article 51(5) of the Constitution and Section 17 of the Election Act. He said that The Federal Ministry of Law and Justice is also of the same opinion. As the Election Commission of Pakistan. The four provincial governments believe that the announcement of the election date is the mandate of the Election Commission of Pakistan. The President said that strengthening the federation. And unity between the provinces and to promote coordination. And avoid unnecessary expenses. The general elections of the National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies are agree to be held on the same day.
National and Provincial Assemblies
He says that it is the responsibility of the Election Commission. To observe all the constitutional and legal measures. Stipulated under Article 51, 218, 219, 220. And the Elections Act 2017 to conduct free and fair elections. The letter said. Taking into account all the points. The Election Commission should consult with the provincial governments. And political parties under the relevant provisions of the Constitution. And get guidance from the Supreme Judiciary to hold elections. In the National and Provincial Assemblies on the same day in view of the many cases already under hearing.