QUETTA: A resolution seeking to conduct general elections 2018 in August instead of July has been submitted in Balochistan Assembly today (Wednesday).

The resolution, submitted by provincial minister Sarfraz Bugti in sssembly secretariat, cited two reasons to delay the elections. 

It stated that the some of the people will be in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj while some also migrate to the safe places due to monsoon. These two reasons will surely affect voting percentage, it added.

The resolution will be tabled for debate in today’s session. 

It is pertinent to mention here that the date of the general elections has been decided as July 25. Polls for both National Assembly (NA) and provincial assemblies will be held simultaneously on the same date. 

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has also allotted electoral symbols to as many as 77 parties.