General Elections will be held on February 11, SCP
General Elections will be held on February 11, Election Commission of Pakistan. The ECP counsel informed the Supreme Court that the delimitations would be completed by January 29. The Supreme Court has directed the Election Commission to contact the President for consultation on the date of the elections.
According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the next general elections in the country will held on February 11, 2023. This was said by ECP lawyer Sujeel Swati in a statement before the Supreme Court of Pakistan today. The court has also direct the Election Commissioner to consult with the President regarding the date of the elections. The Supreme Court heard the petitions filed regarding the holding of elections within 90 days after the dissolution of the National and Provincial Assemblies on Thursday, November 2. The petitions were file by Supreme Court Bar Association, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf and Jamaat-e-Islami.
Chief Justice of Pakistan
A three-judge bench head by Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faiz Isa was inform by the ECP’s counsel during today’s hearing that the delimitation phase would complete by January 29, after which elections would held on February 11. shall be.
Lawyer of the Election Commission
During the hearing, the Chief Justice inquire whether the President has inform about the issue of holding the elections. On this, the lawyer of the Election Commission said that his organization is not bind to take the President on board. On this, Justice Athar Minullah, who was include in the court bench, express his displeasure and said that the Election Commissioner “rewrote the constitution” without consulting the President. He said that relevant forums are available to take action against those who violate the constitution.
Justice Minullah remarked that not holding elections on time according to the constitution is tantamount to suspending the constitution and this action requires action under Article 6 against those who violate the constitution. Chief Justice Qazi Faiz Isa said. The President is also a Pakistani and so is the Election Commission, so why is the Election Commission reluctant to consult the President?
Reaction to Election Commission’s statement
Speaking to News TV after this development, former ECP Secretary Kanwar Dilshad said. “It is possible that the election schedule will release by mid-December. It is a legal decision. When ask if this can consider as the final date for the elections, he said, “The Election Commissioner is bind to follow the directions of the Supreme Court.” Announcing the date in the court was a big decision and it will impossible to go back now.”He said, “Some political parties had express concern over snowfall and fog.” So, by the first week of February most of this type of weather is over.”
11th February Election date Confirms
He further said that after the February 11 elections, the Senate elections are likely to held on March 5-6. Calling today’s court hearing a “victory for democracy. And the constitution”, Shazia Murri said. “The People’s Party is the only party, which has demand a date for the elections.” She added, As far as I am concern, this is not an announcement. This is one thing that came out during the interrogation in the court. I request the ECP to announce the date correctly.”
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