ECP writes letter to President Alvi, proposes polls in Punjab between April 30 and May 7

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said on Friday that it has written a letter to President Dr Arif Alvi suggesting possible dates — between April 30 and May 7 — for elections in Punjab.

The decision was taken in the electoral body’s meeting today, which was presided by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja.

“The Election Commission has sent a letter to the president in light of the decision of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, in which the dates for holding the elections in Punjab have been suggested between April 30 and May 7, 2023,” an ECP press release, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, said.

It stated that the commission was prepared to fulfil its constitutional and legal duty once the date for elections was selected by the president.

The press release further said that the ECP has written a letter to the governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, stating that the electoral body was waiting for his response regarding the date for polls in the province.