The Election Commission of Pakistan has announced that the next general elections will be held in the last week of January 2024 with delimitations being completed by the end of November. However, the ECP stopped short of giving an actual date for the polls.
The ECP made the announcement in a notification on Thursday.
— Election Commission of Pakistan (OFFICIAL) (@ECP_Pakistan) September 21, 2023
The notification said that the ECP had reviewed progress on fresh delimitations on Thursday and said that the initial lists should be prepared by September 27 followed by a final list on November 30 when all objections are cleared.
Following the completion of delimitations, a 54-day election schedule will be announced by the ECP that will place general elections in the last week of January 2024.
While the ECp maintained that the right to announce the date was its exclusive right, President Alvi said he was bound by the constitution to provide a date for the polls.