The anticipated general election might take place in the last week of January, media reports stated.
As per reports, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has initiated the process by drafting an initial timetable for the electoral proceedings.
The election commission’s staff proposed dates spanning from January 27 to 30 for the polling. The definitive election timetable will be issued following approval from the ECP. Earlier, the ECP engaged with the caretaker governments of all provinces to determine the election date, and provincial authorities had suggested a range between February 11 and 25.
However, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) recently urged the Election Commission of Pakistan to promptly announce the election schedule, advocating for the general elections to be held within 90 days by Article 224 of the Constitution.
Following discussions with the ECP, PPP leaders emphasized the need for an immediate election date announcement, citing public anxiety.
In a statement after the meeting with Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, the commission pledged to expedite the election schedule by minimizing the process of new delimitations. The PPP pressed for adherence to the timeframe specified in Article 224 and called for the prompt announcement of both the election date and schedule.