LEGAL

Election in KP could be delayed after those in Punjab.

2023-03-24
Election in KP could be delayed after those in Punjab.

The News reported on Friday that the postponement of the elections in Punjab by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) may mean that the elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa won't take place before October 8.

 

Initially slated to take place on April 30, the poll was unexpectedly moved by the electoral commission on Wednesday to October 8. Experts believe that this decision means that the KP elections will now take place alongside those for other provincial legislatures and the National Assembly.

 

It has already been made known that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will appeal the ECP ruling to the Supreme Court.

 

The governor announced that the province's general election would take place on May 28. But, he did not publicly provide a date during his meeting at the ECP. Thereafter, he wrote to the commission and urged them to address a number of issues before holding elections.

 

The official stated that practically all political parties may not be particularly interested in the KP elections due to the security situation, since the political stakeholders are in Punjab, while citing media reports and the governor's letter.