President Dr. Arif Alvi and Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja agreed to hold general elections on February 8, 2024.
According to the statement made by the Election Commission, an agreement was reached between the President and the Chief Election Commissioner to hold the general elections on February 8, 2024.
The Election Commission spokesman said that it was decided to hold the general elections on Thursday, February 8.
A statement on this issue was also published by the Presidential Assembly.
The Election Commission will notify the Supreme Court of the exact date of the elections tomorrow.
It should be noted that today, at the hearing of the case regarding the elections to be held in the country within 90 days, the lawyer of the Election Commission appeared in the Supreme Court and said that the Election Commission is ready to hold elections in the country in February. 11, 2024.
The court ordered the Election Commission to consult with the President today and inform the court about tomorrow’s election date.
On the instructions of the Supreme Court, Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja and Attorney General Mansoor Usman, who were also present by the Election Commission members, met with President Arif Alvi.
According to sources, the meeting between the Chief Electoral Commissioner and the Attorney General lasted for over an hour and 3 dates were fixed before the President for the general elections.
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Sources said that the Election Commission gave its opinion on January 28, February 4 and February 11, but the Election Commission declared February 11 suitable for the elections.
According to sources, the Chief Election Commissioner, who left the Presidential Assembly after his meeting with the President, came to the Election Commission and wrote a letter to the President, proposing to hold elections in the country on February 11.
The Election Commission said that they recommended February 11 as the date of the general election, following the instructions of the Supreme Court.
Sources, President Dr. He said that in the meeting between Arif Alvi and Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, they could not agree on the election date, after which the Attorney General went to the Chief Election Commissioner with the President’s message and the President’s stand. .
Later, a consensus was reached that the elections would be held on February 8.
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