Islamabad (Staff Report): President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday approved a summary sent by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for holding general elections on July 25.
The ECP had sent a summery to the president, requesting to set a date under the Elections Act 2017 for holding general elections on one of the dates from July 25 to July 27.
President Hussain signed a summary for holding the general election in the country, an official of the Presidency has confirmed.
The tenure of the current government will expire on May 31. With the announcement of the general election date, it is clear now that the incumbent government will not dissolve the assemblies before May 31 midnight.
According to the Constitution, if the assemblies are dissolved before the completion of their full five-year term – in the present case even just few hours before the May 31st midnight – elections have to be held within 90 days of the dissolution of the assemblies.
Polls have to be organised within 60 days if the assemblies complete their full five-year term.