President Alvi urges the electoral commission to stop spreading risky speculative propaganda by reminding the body to declare the date for elections for two local legislatures.
Citing Article 224(2) of the Constitution, he stated that elections must be conducted and held within 90 days of the assembly’s dissolution. He also stated that this is the tribunal’s main responsibility.
President to ECP: Immediately announce date of elections as Constitution doesn’t allow any delay.
— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) February 8, 2023
If the ECP did not carry out its responsibilities and obligations, it will be held accountable and held to account for the Constitutional infringement. As the head of state, Alvi, a prominent member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), adding that he was sworn to uphold, defend, and maintain the Constitution.
Election delays or postponements, according to Alvi, have a major negative long-term impact on democracy.
After numerous PDM alliance members argued that Pakistan could not afford to hold alternative elections, the President contacted the ECP.