ECP Announces Official Date for General Elections: February 11, 2023

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) officially announced to the Supreme Court that the general elections in the country are scheduled to take place on February 11, 2024.

This significant declaration came during a hearing presided over by Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa, where the ECP’s lawyer, Sajeel Swati, provided this key information in response to a case related to the timing of elections following the dissolution of the assemblies.

The lawyer elaborated that the allocation process, a vital step in the electoral preparations, is scheduled to be completed by November 30, paving the way for the country to move forward with the electoral process culminating on February 11, 2024.

The ECP’s commitment to ensuring a thorough and precise electoral preparation timeline is evident in this announcement.

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During the hearing, Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa inquired if the ECP had engaged in consultations with President Arif Alvi concerning the chosen election date. In response to the query, the Chief Justice directed the election body to engage in discussions with the President, underscoring the importance of seeking his input on this critical matter.

The ECP’s confirmation of the election date on February 11, 2024, has provided a definitive timeline for political parties, candidates, and voters to prepare and participate in the upcoming democratic exercise.

As the nation expects this pivotal moment in its democratic history, the ECP’s role in ensuring a transparent, fair, and efficient election process is crucial.

This announcement marks the commencement of the countdown to the general elections, which will play a significant role in shaping the future course of Pakistan.

The democratic principles upon which Pakistan’s governance is built will be upheld as the people exercise their right to choose their representatives, making February 11, 2024, a date of paramount importance in the nation’s political calendar. The Election Commission, along with various stakeholders, will continue their preparations to guarantee a smooth and credible electoral process, protecting the integrity of the democratic system in Pakistan.

Ammara Ahmed

Ammara Ahmed

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