Governor Ghulam Ali announced the date for the KP elections. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali announced May 28 as the date for elections in the province hours after a meeting with President Dr Arif Alvi and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
Earlier today, President Alvi advised him to “immediately” announce the date for the general elections to the KP Assembly to “avoid any complications”.
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“The Speaker advised Ali to implement the Supreme Court order in letter and spirit, which directed the Governor of KP, after consultation with the Election Commission of Pakistan, to immediately fix a date for holding the general elections of the provincial assembly to avoid any complications because almost a period of two weeks has already passed,” the press release said.
The KP Assembly was dissolved in mid-January and a technical setup was put in place to hold elections. However, the date for the elections was not finalized despite the Supreme Court ruling on March 1 that the elections to the KP and Punjab assemblies should be held within 90 days.