ECP suggests July 25-27 as possible dates for elections 2018

06:01 PM | 21 May, 2018
ECP suggests July 25-27 as possible dates for elections 2018

ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has recommended July 25, 26 or 27 for holding general elections 2018.

According to media reports, ECP has forwarded a summary seeking permission of  President in this regard asking him to set a date using his authority, under the Elections Act 2017.

The election regulator announced to issue election schedule in the first week of June, saying that it would welcome all observers, including foreigners to oversee the procedure.

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The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz government is expected to conclude its five-year term on May 31, after which the caretaker government will take over to oversee the forthcoming general elections.

The prime responsibility of the caretaker government is to ensure that the elections are held in a transparent manner and the basic machinery of the government continues without an elected setup in place.

Earlier, it surfaced that Pakistan’s ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi, former chief justice Tassaduq Hussain Jilani, former Pakistan’s envoy to UN and speaker Sindh Assembly Abdullah Haroon, former governors of State Bank of Pakistan Ishratul Ibad and Dr. Shamshad Akhtar are reportedly the potential candidates for the post of caretaker PM.

However, a final decision in this regard would be made in the ongoing week.