The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday wrote letters to Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) governors regarding the holding of elections in both provinces.
Election dates have been suggested by the ECP in letters to the governors of Punjab and KP. Governor Baligh ur Rehman has been advised by the ECP to hold elections in Punjab between April 9 and April 13.
Similarly, the ECP letter states that the election authority has advised the KP governor to hold polls in the province between April 15 and 17.
The government and opposition in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa appointed former bureaucrat Azam Khan as interim chief minister following the dissolution of the KP and Punjab parliament.
The parliamentary panel in Punjab, which was formed up of representatives of the government and the opposition, was unable to agree on a caretaker chief minister.
Ecp Gets RS18bn for General election
As per the procedure, the matter was decided by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), which named Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi as the caretaker chief minister of Punjab to lead the interim setup in the province.
According to sources, the additional expenses of Rs8 to Rs10 billion will be made on the organization of general and by-polls in the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provinces.
The commission will seek the early disbursement of funds from the federal government for general and by-polls