Rumours of delay in elections baseless: Naek

Minister says assembly’s tenure will end on March 16, 2013 and general elections will be held two months after that.

Web Desk November 13, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Federal Law Minister Farooq H Naek has stated that the general elections will be held on time and the rumours regarding a delay are baseless, reported Express News on Tuesday.

Naek was speaking to the media after meeting Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim in Islamabad. The minister said the assembly’s tenure will end on March 16, 2013 and the general elections will be held two months after that.

He added that the elections will be held on their specific time and the assembly will be dissolved on the prime minister’s advice, according to the Constitution. It is the constitutional right of President Asif Ali Zardari to announce the polling date, he further said.

The minister also said that no date for elections has been fixed yet, however, if the assembly is dissolved before March 16, 2013, then the elections will have to be held in three months.

He added that the government wants to hold elections in national and provincial assemblies at the same time.

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Dr.A. K.Tewari | 8 years ago | Reply

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