The President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi, has announced elections for the provincial assemblies of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday, April 9, under Section 57-1 of the Election Act, 2017.
Arif Alvi announced elections in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on April 9
According to the statement issued by the President’s House on Monday, the President has said that the Election Commission should issue the election program under Section 57-2 of the Act. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf dissolved the Assemblies of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa before the term was completed.
The letter directs the Election Commission to issue the election program under Section 57-2 of the Election Act and since there is no injunction from any judicial forum, there is no bar to exercise the President’s powers under Section 57-1. no. President Arif Alvi has written that he has sworn to protect and defend the constitution under the constitution, the constitution and the law do not allow a delay of more than 90 days, so in order to avoid violating the constitution, it is his duty to announce the date of the elections. I consider it necessary to fulfill the constitutional and legal duty.