President Dr Arif Alvi said on Monday that elections would be held in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab on April 9, despite the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) delay in announcing the date.
Consultations on the Punjab and KP elections are not now feasible, the ECP informs President Alvi Fawad Chaudhry arrives in Islamabad for a provocative address. ECP will appeal the Punjab election date decision made by the LHC. Imran and Rasheed are among 150 people arrested for blasphemy in connection with Medina sloganeering. ECP meeting called to discuss whether or not to attend elections meeting in Presidency. IHC has directed ECP to conduct local government elections in Islamabad on Saturday. Punjab and KP legislators approach the Supreme Court for an election date. ECP chief tells SC that he is “being hindered from performing my authority” Sheikh Rashid anticipates Imran’s appearance before the LHC today. Elections need to take place simultaneously throughout the nation: Sanaullah Rana The Islamabad LG (Amendment) Bill is returned by President Alvi unsigned. ECP has an emergency meeting to discuss Saturday’s local government elections in the capital. LHC asks the NA speaker for comment about the resignations of PTI MNA Imran Khan has one final opportunity to appear in his protective bail petition before the LHC. IHC’s ruling for the LG elections in Islamabad is challenged by ECP in court. Fawad criticises the ECP for postponing the election meeting in Punjab. Within the next 90 days, the President has urged the ECP to recommend dates for General Elections. The Punjab government has announced that winter vacation would begin on December 23. Polling is under underway in KP for the first phase of the 2021 local government elections. The Punjab Governor de-notifies the Chief Minister amid “twists and turns” in the power struggle.