ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Defence has moved the Supreme Court (SC) to seek ‘simultaneous elections’ in the country.
According to details, the defence ministry – responsible for allocating armed forces for the elections – has filed an application in Supreme Court, seeking ‘simultaneous elections’ in the country.
The ministry has asked the apex court to recall its April 4 order of holding Punjab elections on May 8 and issue a directive that the general elections for the National and provincial assemblies should take place at the same time, after the completion of their terms.
The ministry’s view was in line with the federal government’s stance, which has opposed holding separate general elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
The PTI had dissolved Punjab and KP assemblies in January to force the government into holding elections across the board.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Supreme Court – in its April 4 order – declared Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision to postpone elections to the Punjab Assembly till October 8 “unconstitutional” and fixed May 14 as new date.