ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday has sent a summary to President Mamnoon Hussain, suggesting dates for the next general elections.
According to a statement issued by the ECP, the commission has proposed July 25 to 27 for the next polls and also decided to hold the elections under the supervision of subordinate courts.
It was also mentioned that the commission had sought lists of district, session and civil judges from registrar high courts under clauses 50, 51 of Election Act 2017.
The commission has also thanked Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) and CJ of high courts for providing the lists timely.
The officials of ECP stated that general polls would be held shortly after completion of parliament’s tenure and work on summary had been initiated.
If events go smoothly, it would be only second time in country’s recorded history that a democratic government would transfer power to another civilian government. All mainstream political outfits have expedited mass-contact campaigns as general polls near rapidly.
The commission had earlier decided hold elections on July 25 or July 26 but it was changed afterwards.
A review report—conducted by ECP—stated that basic facilities have been provided in as much as 367 polling stations across Punjab whereas work to provide same facilities in another 107 polling stations would begin soon.
Likewise, process of providing basic facilities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s 532 stations has been completed whereas work to provide same facilities in another 694 polling stations is being underway.