19 February 2024

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President Arif Alvi Could Announce Election Date Soon: Sources

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President Arif Alvi Could Announce Election Date Soon: Sources

Islamabad: (Suno News) Political turmoil is underway in the country regarding the general elections. Reports suggest that the President Dr. Arif Alvi, has the authority to announce the election date at any time.
Suno News reports that a meeting lasting for one and a half hours took place between President Arif Alvi and the Caretaker Prime Minister in the Presidential House. During this meeting, the President Alvi twice hinted at setting an election date to the Caretaker Prime Minister. Caretaker Prime Minister Ahmed Irfan continued to brief the President on constitutional points.
It is reported that after the meeting in the Presidential House, the Caretaker Prime Minister immediately contacted the Chief Election Commissioner. The Caretaker Prime Minister promptly conveyed the announcement of the election date to the Cabinet and the Caretaker Prime Minister. The President of the nation, Arif Alvi, is in contact with certain individuals.
On the other hand, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has demanded an immediate announcement of the election date from the President of the nation, Dr. Arif Alvi. Central Secretary-General Umar Ayub Khan has written a second letter to President Arif Alvi in this regard.
In Umar Ayub’s letter, it is stated that Article 48(5) of the Constitution binds them to determine a date for the elections within 90 days in case of the dissolution of the National Assembly by the President. The Supreme Court, through decisions in cases related to the election commission, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has elaborated on the complete application of this constitutional article.
Umar Ayub Khan’s letter states that in light of the Constitution and Supreme Court rulings, the determination of the election date is the President’s prerogative and an essential constitutional duty. Article 5 of the Constitution obligates every citizen to be loyal to the state and fully comply with the Constitution and the law.

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