“By-polls in Punjab, KP to be held within 60 days of resignations,” says ECP
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday said that by-polls will be held within 60 days if mass resignations were served in Punjab and KP assemblies.
Earlier, former prime minister Imran Khan gave a ‘surprise’ to his political allies and opponents while addressing the participants of the power show in Rawalpindi on Saturday for the first time since he was injured in the assassination attempt in Wazirabad.
Khan has announced that his party has decided not to become part of the country’s current political system and to resign from all the provincial assemblies.
He further added that instead of creating havoc, PTI has decided to walk out of the assemblies. However, Khan said that he will announce the exact date in next few days.
ECP Spokesperson Ibrahim Shinwari, in a statement today, clarified that if the provincial assemblies were to be dissolved, elections will only be carried out on the seats of those particular assemblies rather than the National Assembly seats.
The Election Commission said the cost of by elections in each constituency will be Rs50 to 70 million
Responding to the question, ECP spokesperson said that it was difficult to hold by-elections and general elections in the same year but the electoral watch dog was bound by the law.
“Delimitations of constituencies and holding local-body polls was also a difficult task but we still did it,” Shinwari said.