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Split-up polls unaffordable, agree Punjab, KP governors

Zulqernain Tahir Published February 7, 2023 Updated about an hour ago




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LAHORE: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali on Monday met his Punjab counterpart Balighur Rehman and caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi and agreed that the country could not afford separate elections in current circumstances and, therefore, polls for national and provincial assemblies should be held later this year after the completion of the federal government’s tenure in August.
At the same time, the federal coalition has also declared that there is “no need for new legislation” to take the elections in Punjab and KP beyond 90 days.
The government’s intention not to hold polls in both the provinces within 90 days is adding to the frustration of the PTI leadership which has linked its ‘Jail Bharo Tehreek’ with an inordinate delay in the elections (in Punjab and KP).
“Pakistan can’t afford two separate elections as billions of rupees will be spent on the exercise,” the Punjab governor told reporters here on Monday. He clearly hinted that elections in Punjab and KP would be held once the federal government’s tenure was completed.
“As the general elections are going to take place later this year, demand for an early election in two provinces seems out of place keeping in view economic woes of the country,” Mr Rehman commented.
Law minister says no need for new legislation in case polls delayed beyond 90 days
Talking to journalists on Monday, federal Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarar also maintained that there was no need for new legislation for holding elections (in Punjab and KP) after 90 days. “The respective institutions will have to give solid reasons for not holding elections within 90 days,” he added.



Both the governors had already opted for a similar stance for not giving a date for the elections in Punjab and KP and advised the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to consult relevant authorities and take stock of the current security and economic situation before deciding the matter.
A reliable source in the federal government told Dawn on Monday that all coalition partners were unanimous to hold general elections on national and provincial assemblies on one date, probably this October-November.



“The federal coalition which has its caretaker setups in Punjab and KP will use all its resources to continue frustrating the PTI for its demand to hold elections in both provinces within 90 days,” he said, adding that the PML-N-led coalition would make sure at ‘all levels’ that elections in Punjab and KP were not held in 90 days.
It has been over 20 days since the Punjab and KP chief ministers dissolved both houses ‘on the wish’ of PTI chief Imran Khan.
The PTI has told the Shehbaz Sharif administration that it may attend the Feb 9 multi-party conference (MPC) on militancy, provided the government stops victimising its leaders forthwith and gives a date for elections in Punjab and KP. There has been a sense of ‘despondency’ in the PTI ranks for quitting national, Punjab and KP assemblies.
“Our calculations seem to have gone wrong somehow as neither we managed to push the PML-N-led government to hold polls in both provinces in 90 days nor has there been any let-up in political victimisation of our party men,” a PTI leader told Dawn.
“We have not played our cards well by quitting both provincial governments, giving a full advantage to the PML-N to torment and frustrate us,” he said.
Published in Dawn, February 7th, 2023
 

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Criminal Neutrals are solidly behind criminal pdm.
Hafiz Ji has dashed to London to devise mutually beneficial strategy.

Of course leaving provincial assemblies and earlier NA was a big mistake. This is giving ground to the enemy as pdm+criminal military Inc don't give a damn to law and constitution.
 

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Split-up polls unaffordable, agree Punjab, KP governors

Zulqernain Tahir Published February 7, 2023 Updated about an hour ago




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LAHORE: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali on Monday met his Punjab counterpart Balighur Rehman and caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi and agreed that the country could not afford separate elections in current circumstances and, therefore, polls for national and provincial assemblies should be held later this year after the completion of the federal government’s tenure in August.
At the same time, the federal coalition has also declared that there is “no need for new legislation” to take the elections in Punjab and KP beyond 90 days.
The government’s intention not to hold polls in both the provinces within 90 days is adding to the frustration of the PTI leadership which has linked its ‘Jail Bharo Tehreek’ with an inordinate delay in the elections (in Punjab and KP).
“Pakistan can’t afford two separate elections as billions of rupees will be spent on the exercise,” the Punjab governor told reporters here on Monday. He clearly hinted that elections in Punjab and KP would be held once the federal government’s tenure was completed.
“As the general elections are going to take place later this year, demand for an early election in two provinces seems out of place keeping in view economic woes of the country,” Mr Rehman commented.

Talking to journalists on Monday, federal Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarar also maintained that there was no need for new legislation for holding elections (in Punjab and KP) after 90 days. “The respective institutions will have to give solid reasons for not holding elections within 90 days,” he added.



Both the governors had already opted for a similar stance for not giving a date for the elections in Punjab and KP and advised the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to consult relevant authorities and take stock of the current security and economic situation before deciding the matter.
A reliable source in the federal government told Dawn on Monday that all coalition partners were unanimous to hold general elections on national and provincial assemblies on one date, probably this October-November.



“The federal coalition which has its caretaker setups in Punjab and KP will use all its resources to continue frustrating the PTI for its demand to hold elections in both provinces within 90 days,” he said, adding that the PML-N-led coalition would make sure at ‘all levels’ that elections in Punjab and KP were not held in 90 days.
It has been over 20 days since the Punjab and KP chief ministers dissolved both houses ‘on the wish’ of PTI chief Imran Khan.
The PTI has told the Shehbaz Sharif administration that it may attend the Feb 9 multi-party conference (MPC) on militancy, provided the government stops victimising its leaders forthwith and gives a date for elections in Punjab and KP. There has been a sense of ‘despondency’ in the PTI ranks for quitting national, Punjab and KP assemblies.
“Our calculations seem to have gone wrong somehow as neither we managed to push the PML-N-led government to hold polls in both provinces in 90 days nor has there been any let-up in political victimisation of our party men,” a PTI leader told Dawn.
“We have not played our cards well by quitting both provincial governments, giving a full advantage to the PML-N to torment and frustrate us,” he said.
Published in Dawn, February 7th, 2023
Not necessarily, I can't predict the future but this will make all the PDM violator of the constitution and hence can be charged under Article 6...
 

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Every single person saw this coming . They will all be Article-6ing themselves if they go ahead with this and they are so stupid that they think IK did not plan out for this exact outcome LOL .
Forget corruption charges, this one charge will be enough to put them all behind bars if/when IK comes back to power InshaAllah
 

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Every single day is adding to the miseries of the people, the destruction of the economy, chaos all around, business groups, financial markets all are looking for politcial stability that will lead to economic stability.

The uncertainty is leading to more problems in all fronts, only earlier elections can solve the problems. And if the Punjab and KPK local elections are not held within 90 days as per the constitution, article 6 can be promulgated, even if it is stopped by the estab. and PDM now, later on they will have to face it.
 

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Pakistani Army's neutrality in this case is causing untold damage to the very fabric of Pakistan. Maybe in 20-30 years time the truth will come out about why the Army allowed these bunch of buffoons to be imposed on Pakistan on the direction of foreigners. God forbid, but perhaps it will be too late for Pakistan then.
 

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this country will be no more if elections delayed
Oh bahi elections were delayed for 20yrs by establishment from 1950 to 1971
Nothing happened

So final decision will be of Abu from london
Nawaz sharif is in govt so I guess

Pakistani Army's neutrality in this case is causing untold damage to the very fabric of Pakistan. Maybe in 20-30 years time the truth will come out about why the Army allowed these bunch of buffoons to be imposed on Pakistan on the direction of foreigners. God forbid, but perhaps it will be too late for Pakistan then.
Lol.
It did came out in 20yrs in 1990s how Bhutto was manipulated in power
Bhai kuch be nahi hua

Apart from minorities provinces army support will remain the same.
Even in minority provinces it will be unchanged from before as we already know about these dramas
 

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Oh bahi elections were delayed for 20yrs by establishment from 1950 to 1971
Nothing happened


Nawaz sharif is in govt so I guess


Lol.
It did came out in 20yrs in 1990s how Bhutto was manipulated in power
Bhai kuch be nahi hua

Apart from minorities provinces army support will remain the same.
Even in minority provinces it will be unchanged from before as we already know about these dramas
ITS 2023 NOT 1950
 

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