Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) core committee has called upon President Dr. Arif Alvi to promptly announce the election date. They argue that the country is grappling with various crises, including constitutional, political, democratic, administrative, and economic challenges, following what they deem an “unconstitutional move” in April 2022.
The PTI core committee highlights that despite the dissolution of the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) assemblies on January 14 and 18, respectively, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) government has failed to fulfill its constitutional obligation to conduct elections within 90 days, thereby violating a Supreme Court order issued on April 4.
The political party insists on concrete measures to establish a democratic government and resolve the ongoing crisis. They emphasize that Article 48 obliges the president to announce the election date within 90 days, and they stress the importance of the president fulfilling this constitutional duty.
The core committee makes it clear that if the president fails to announce the election date promptly, he will be held responsible for violating constitutional and democratic rights.
Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar recently suggested that general elections in Pakistan might take place before February of the following year. He emphasized that the decision falls within the jurisdiction of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and that the caretaker government will fully support the ECP in its responsibility to conduct the elections. Furthermore, he noted that any decision from the Supreme Court on this matter would be binding on the interim government.