President Arif Alvi on Wednesday has asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to release the schedule for polls in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Punjab in accordance with the Constitution, reported Aaj News.
As per the Constitution of Pakistan, elections have to held within 90 days of dissolution of provincial assemblies.
In a letter, Alvi stated that the Constitution did not permit a delay in elections and “postponing provincial polls will translate to going against the Constitution.”
“The schedule of elections should be released immediately. This will also end the ongoing propaganda against ECP,” he wrote.
Last year, PTI chief Imran Khan had announced that his governments in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would dissolve their assemblies to pave the way for fresh elections. This was eventually achieved last month.
Subsequently, the ECP recommended that polls be held in Punjab between April 9 to 13 and in KP between April 15 to 17.