ECP refuses to hold immediate elections, gives proposed date
The Election Commission of Pakistan has refused to hold immediate elections and earliest possible date is October 2022.
The President's Secretariat had earlier asked Election Commission of Pakistan to propose dates for holding general elections within ninety days from the date of dissolution of the National Assembly, in accordance with the provisions of the constitution.
In a letter by the President's Secretariat, the Election Commission of Pakistan has been conveyed that clause 5(A) of the Article 48 and clause 2 of Article 224 of the constitution provide that the President shall appoint a date, not later than ninety days from the date of dissolution of the National Assembly for holding general elections.
In order to carry out the mandate of the Constitution of announcing the date of general elections, consultation with the Election Commission is required under Section 57(1) of the Elections Act , 2017.