ECP postpones 2024 general elections

By Saba Shafiq

| Published Nov 29, 2023 | 11:18 a.m.

ISLAMABAD The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has received a petition requesting a postponement of the country's general elections, which are scheduled for February 8, 2024.

Meena Bibi, the General Councilor of the UC-57 Kech district in Balochistan, submitted the plea.

A surge in terrorist attacks in Balochistan, particularly in the Makran division, was cited in the plea urging the ECP to postpone the polls.

'' Due to the recent terrorism situa

tion in balochinstan, a low turnout is anticipated on election day,''  She Said.

On Friday, a plea was made to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to deem Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar's "extended stay" "unconstitutional."

The application, which was submitted to the ECP, asked that the caretaker prime minister not be allowed to continue in office or perform official duties until the commission rendered a decision on the issue.

The petition was submitted by Muhammad Muqsit Saleem, who named the chief election commissioner, the secretary of the Cabinet Division, and the temporary premier as respondents.

It has been revealed that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has completed its work on the calendar for the general elections in 2024.

According to sources, the ECP finished pertinent work on the calendar for the general elections in 2024. The commission also created a draft schedule and had meetings before publicly releasing it.

The gathering of nomination papers from the candidates in the second week of December 2023 was indicated in the preliminary calendar for the general elections. By the third week of December 2023, the nomination papers will have been thoroughly examined.