The Election Commissioner invited the President, I am bound to set the date of the elections in 90 days,

President of the nation, Dr. Arif Alvi, has extended an invitation to Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja to meet either on Wednesday or Thursday (today) to discuss the crucial decision regarding the date of the upcoming general elections. In a letter addressed to the Chief Election Commissioner, President Alvi referred to the analysis of the National Assembly on the advice of the Prime Minister held on August 9, 2023. The letter also cited the constitutional requirement outlined in Article 48(5), mandating the determination of the date for the general elections within 90 days of the analysis of the Assembly.

According to the contents of the letter, the Chief Election Commissioner has been invited to meet with the President on either Wednesday or Thursday, aiming to finalize a suitable date for the aforementioned event. This invitation holds significant importance as it signifies the commencement of the process leading up to the much-anticipated general elections.

The invitation for consultation between the President and the Chief Election Commissioner underscores the constitutional responsibility to ensure the timely conduct of general elections, a cornerstone of democratic governance. This meeting will likely involve deliberations on various factors, including logistical preparations, political considerations, and the country’s overall state of affairs. The eventual decision on the election date will have far-reaching implications for the political landscape and direction of the nation, making this interaction between the President and the Chief Election Commissioner a critical juncture in the lead-up to the upcoming general elections.