Consensus reached over date of elections

Published: March 16, 2013
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Prime Minister held a meeting with four chief ministers of the country. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Prime Minister held a meeting with four chief ministers of the country. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: The four chief ministers of the country reached consensus over holding general elections across the country on the same day, Express News reported on Saturday.

The ministers also decided to dissolve the provincial and national assemblies at the same time.

The consensus was reached after the chief ministers met with Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in Islamabad.

Holding a one-on-one meeting with the premier, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif requested Ashraf to replace governors, inspector generals of police and chief secretaries of Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces.

The prime minister earlier met the four chief ministers and governor Balochistan to decide on a date to dissolve the assemblies and to discuss names for the post of caretaker chief ministers.

During the meeting, the premier talked to all chief ministers to form consensus over holding national and provincial assembly elections on the same day.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Mar 16, 2013 - 4:08PM

    isn’t it too late?

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  • Maher
    Mar 16, 2013 - 5:00PM

    Why assemblies will be dissolved on 19th ? Anything fishy in next 2 day? Tactic to delay Elections??

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  • saeed
    Mar 16, 2013 - 5:15PM

    They all met to discuss how to hold on to the status coo they represent..there is one party challenging all of them and that is PTI…lets see how things will go after 23rd march..change vs status co..junoon versus money..youth versus corrupt..

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Mar 16, 2013 - 5:15PM

    Elections will be held when all overseas voters will be registered by the ECP, so that they should cast their votes and elect their choice of candidates in National and Provincial Assemblies of Pakistan.

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  • A-No.1
    Mar 16, 2013 - 5:36PM

    @Mohammad Ali Siddiqui:

    Overseas voting is not practical and is a pipe dream.

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  • Hammad
    Mar 16, 2013 - 6:02PM

    Chief Ministers agree or Chief Minister agrees?

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  • Kaleem
    Mar 16, 2013 - 6:59PM

    @saeed: I am in youth and I am NOT voter of PTI, like many others. Please don’t tag 9 million youth according to your wishes.

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  • Humble Pie
    Mar 16, 2013 - 7:33PM

    @ET:

    Please check the grammatical mistake on the home page about this news. It should be Chief Ministers agree (not Chief Minister agree).

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  • Mar 16, 2013 - 8:31PM

    @Kaleem: Ok , fine, no one is tagging you . We will do what ever we want , if you dont want to vote pti its your own choice :)

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  • saeed
    Mar 16, 2013 - 11:24PM

    @Kaleem….I think you are confusing my comment with a very daily routine comment of every politician of Pakistan claiming to be the Representative of 18 kadood Pakistanis..but don’t take my comment in that sense..as no one can get 100 percent of people or youth on there side…but just look at the likes of my comments and yours..you will understand where the youth stands…

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