The Supreme Court yesterday directed the Election Commission to conduct the Punjab Assembly elections on May 14.
The Election Commission has commenced the preparations for the general elections of the Punjab Assembly in light of the court order, and the training procedure of the election personnel has also been revived.
In this respect, the Electoral Commission will shortly give instructions to the returning officers.
Officers of the Election Commission stated that the judgment of the Supreme Court would be executed, and according to the ruling of the court, the federal and caretaker Punjab government will be contacted.
Islamabad: The Election Commission has issued the schedule for Punjab general elections.
According to the facts, the Election Commission of Pakistan has issued the timetable for the general elections in the province of Punjab, April 10 has been specified as the day for filing of appeals and the appeals would be disposed of by April 17.
According to the Election Commission’s timetable, the updated list will be announced on April 18, candidates will be allowed to withdraw papers on April 19, election symbols will be given on April 20, and voting for the elections will take place on May 14.
It should be remembered that the Election Commission has indicated that the ruling of the Supreme Court about conducting general elections in Punjab province on May 14 would be implemented.
Election Commission’s decision to conduct general elections in Punjab on May 14
The Election Commission would call the caretaker administration of Punjab and confer on administrative and security problems, it has also been agreed to approach the Ministry of Finance for acquiring funding.
Accordingly, the Election Commission has decided to call for the caretaker administration of Punjab.
In this regard, a meeting of the caretaker administration was held at Governor House Islamabad. Governor Punjab Ch Sarwar participated in this meeting in which Chief Secretary Punjab Usman Anwar and Deputy Commissioner Lahore and other concerned officials participated.
The Election Commission directed that the concerned authorities should immediately take measures to bring changes in election laws according to the directions of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The respective EROs and DCOs should contact returning officers so that they could update their constituencies as per the change in demarcation.