- AGP filed minutes of the meeting between President Alvi and CEC.
- The Chief Justice says the court does not want to leave any “gray areas”.
- There should be no “ambiguity” on the matter, says CJP Isa.
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the government to ensure general elections on February 8, a day after President Arif Alvi and Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja unanimously agreed on the above date during a meeting held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The court’s order came while hearing several petitions seeking timely holding of elections within 90 days of the dissolution of the assemblies.
The court, in its order, said that the notification of the date of general elections has also been issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), stating that no party has any objection to holding the elections on February 8.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faiz Isa asked everyone in the courtroom as well as Attorney-General of Pakistan Mansoor Usman Awan if they had any objection to the election date, but everyone replied in the negative.
“The Election Commission should announce the election schedule after all the requirements are met,” CJP Isa said.
The Chief Justice said, “God willing, elections will definitely be held on February 8.”
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