Karachi: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has demanded that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) hold general elections within 90 days, as required by the constitution.
The PPP’s Sindh president, Senator Nisar Khuhro, said that the ECP’s decision to complete the delimitation process by December would delay the elections, which Pakistan cannot afford.
“The assemblies were dissolved two days before to give 90 days time to ECP for complete delimitation process,” Khuhro said. “Therefore, the Chief Election Commissioner must take the initiative for holding the election as per the constitution.”
Khuhro also said that there is no need for changes in the constituencies, as new voter lists can be made under the new census.
The PPP’s demand comes as the ECP is facing criticism from all sides for its handling of the delimitation process. The opposition parties have accused the ECP of delaying the elections to benefit the ruling party.
The ECP has defended its decision, saying that it is necessary to complete the delimitation process in a fair and transparent manner.
The PPP’s demand for early elections is likely to put pressure on the ECP to reconsider its decision. The party is a major force in Pakistani politics and has a strong base of support in Sindh province.