Schedule for Punjab election notified


The Election Commission of Pakistan Friday issued a notification regarding the holding of general elections in Punjab.

According to the notification, the polling for the Punjab Assembly elections will be held on October 8, 2023.

Earlier on Friday, the Election Commission of Pakistan wrote a letter to President Arif Alvi to take him into confidence over the decision to delay Punjab polls. The ECP letter stated that a schedule for elections in Punjab was issued in the light of the Supreme Court decision as it was the responsibility of the electoral body to hold fair and transparent elections?

The letter further said that for transparent and fair elections, meetings were held with the Punjab governor, caretaker government, security agencies, chief secretary and others, but all the stakeholders were not ready for immediate elections, while the provision of security was also denied.