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Amid demands for delay, political parties in Pakistan have called for holding elections on time.

A week after Pakistan’s Senate passed a resolution to postpone the February 8 general elections, a similar resolution was presented in the upper house of parliament, while the two major parties unanimously called for a Senate session to hold elections on time. Filed a demand.

Moving the motion, independent senator Hidayat Ullah on Friday called for postponing the February 8 general elections in view of “security challenges”. “It said the Upper House ‘calls on the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the Supreme Court to consider holding peaceful elections and postpone the elections for three months in view of the security challenges,’ Geo News reported. Is.”

On Thursday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) unanimously filed a demand for a Senate session for timely elections.

Quoting sources, The News International newspaper said that PTI Senator Ali Zafar collected signatures from other members on the demand for discussion on the issue of general elections. Besides, PPP and Jamaat-e-Islami senators have also supported the move.

The demand paper argues that Pakistan cannot tolerate political uncertainty; Therefore, to strengthen the democratic process and under Article 224 (2) of the Constitution, general elections should have been held within 90 days.

There were only 14 members of the 100-strong Senate when a motion to delay the elections was passed on January 5 by independent MLA Senator Dilawar Khan in view of bad weather and deteriorating security situation in the hilly areas. Major political parties denounced it as “unconstitutional”.

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Information Minister Murtaza Solangi and Senator Afnanullah Khan of three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party opposed the move.

(This report has been published as part of an auto-generated syndicated wire feed. Apart from the headline, there have been no edits to the copy by ABP Live.)



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