The general elections will be held on February 8th, with an agreement between the President of the country and the Election Commission.
Islamabad: Following the directive from the Supreme Court, an agreement has been reached on the date of the general elections, which will take place on February 8, 2024, between the President of the country, the Election Commission, and the Attorney General.
In accordance with the Supreme Court’s directive, delegations from the Attorney General’s office and the Election Commission held separate prolonged meetings with the President of the country, during which discussions were conducted regarding the date of the general elections.
Presidential Statement: A press release issued by the President’s office states that, in compliance with the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, a meeting was held in the Presidential Palace with the President of the country, Dr. Arif Alvi, and was attended by the Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan, Sikandar Sultan Raja, along with the Attorney General for Pakistan, Mansoor Awan, and four members of the Election Commission of Pakistan. During the meeting, an agreement was reached on the date for the upcoming general elections.
According to the announcement, the President of the country heard the proposals from the Election Commission regarding constituency delimitation and the conduct of elections. After detailed discussions, a consensus was reached to hold general elections in the country on February 8, 2024.
Election Commission Statement:
In a statement issued by the Election Commission spokesperson, it was mentioned that in compliance with the Supreme Court’s directive, Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja and other Election Commission members met with the President of Pakistan at the Presidential Palace to discuss the date of the upcoming elections.
According to the announcement, a unanimous decision was made to hold the elections on February 8, which falls on a Thursday.
Prior to this, the Election Commission had formally proposed February 11 as the date for the general elections in writing to the President of the country. The Chief Election Commissioner had sent a letter to the President regarding this matter.
In terms of the date, the President of the country has also initiated consultations with their legal team.