Pakistan’s Law Minister said, elections not possible till February 2024


Elections in Pakistan will be delayed. The elections are scheduled to be held in October or November. However, it is unlikely that the election process will begin in January or February 2024. Pakistan’s Law and Justice Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar said that the reason for this is that the elections will be held based on the digital census of 2023.

He said that based on the 2023 digital census, it is not possible to hold general elections before January or February next year. In a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the census collected by the Planning Department in March and April was approved.

The delimitation of electoral districts should be done by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) after the census results are announced. This process is likely to take 120 days to complete. He said that even though Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif dissolved the government on the 9th of this month, there is no possibility of completing the election process within the time limit.

Meanwhile, it is learned that Prime Minister Shahbab has announced that the Parliament of Pakistan will be dissolved before the end of five years of rule. He has already announced that he will recommend to the Election Commission to cancel the current term of the National Assembly of Pakistan on the 9th of this month and hold elections three days before its end. The National Assembly will be dissolved as soon as the President signs the notification in this regard.

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