Statement of Election Commission on General Election 2022 in Pakistan

Election Commission on General Election 2022 in Pakistan

What did Election Commission say about general elections in Pakistan 2022?


General Election in Pakistan 2022 will not be possible before October, Election Commission

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that 4 months are required for clean, transparent and fair general elections in Pakistan 2022.

The Election Commission in reply to the President's letter said that we have to demarcate for transparent elections in October 2022. According to the constitution and law, at least 4 months are required for this.

The letter said that despite repeated letters from the Election Commission, the final publication of the census was not made in time.

In the letter, the ECP stated that the government could not be held responsible for the delay. The President convened a meeting for important consultations on the general election.

The letter said that additional 4th months are required for a fair, transparent and impartial election, which is likely to be held in October.

It should be noted that the President Dr. Arif Alvi had written a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan regarding the holding of general elections.

The letter asked the Election Commission to propose a date for holding elections within 90 days of the dissolution of the National Assembly on April 3, 2022 under the Constitution of Pakistan.

In this regard, it was further stated that under Article 48 (5) (a) and Article 224 (2) of the Constitution, the President shall fix a date for holding general elections and this date shall not exceed 90 days of dissolution of the Assembly.

The letter said that in order to announce the date of general elections under the Constitution, consultation with the Election Commission is required under the Election Act 2017.

The letter was sent by the Presidency Secretariat at a time when the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had expressed its inability to hold general elections within three months, citing various legal hurdles and procedural challenges. Was

It may be recalled that on April 3, Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Suri had rejected the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister, after which the Prime Minister had announced to dissolve the National Assembly.