ISAMABAD, Pakistan: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced February 08, 2024 as the poll date for the next general elections.
In a notification issued on Friday, the ECP said that “Pursuant to the Order passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan dated 2nd November 2023 in Constitution Petition No. 32 and 36 of 2023 along with C.M. Appeals No. 118 and 119 of 2023 in Const. Petitions No. Nil/2023 and subsequent meeting with Hon’ble President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Election Commission of Pakistan in exercise of its powers under Section 57(1) of the Elections Act, 2027 and all other powers enabling it in that behalf, hereby announces 8th February 2024 as poll date for the general election to the National Assembly of Pakistan and the Provincial Assemblies of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan.”
Earlier on Thursday, in a meeting held on the directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan between President Dr. Arif Alvi and the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja, it was agreed that gneral elections would be held in the Country on February 08, 2023.
During the meeting, the president heard about the progress made by the Election Commission of Pakistan in delimitation and for elections.
After a detailed discussion, the meeting unanimously agreed to hold nation-wide general elections on February 08 next year.