President Dr. Arif Alvi has sent Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif a letter regarding the upcoming elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In the letter, the President has requested the Prime Minister to direct the concerned officials of both the federal and provincial governments to extend their support to the Election Commission during the scheduled general elections in these provinces.
Furthermore, President Alvi has also urged the Prime Minister to ensure that the relevant authorities abide by the court’s orders and avoid any further complications or contempt of court.
The President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi, has written a letter to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, urging him to direct relevant officials of federal and provincial governments to assist the Election Commission during the upcoming general elections Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
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In the letter, President Alvi also highlighted the negative impact of the current situation on democracy and human rights in Pakistan and requested the authorities to refrain from violating human rights. He further pointed out that Pakistan’s ranking on the 2021 World Press Freedom Index was already low at 145 out of 180 countries, and the actions taken this year could further reduce the country’s ranking.
Election Commission has delayed the elections initially planned for April 30th in Punjab and now set the new date as October 8th. Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has declared they will contest the Election Commission’s decision in the Supreme Court.