General elections in Pakistan to be held in January

World 18:52 21.09.2023

The general elections to elect a new government in Pakistan will be held in January next year, the country’s top electoral body announced on Thursday, Ednews reports citing the Anadolu Agency.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), in a statement, said that the much-awaited polls will be held in the last week of January. It, however, did not give a specific date.

Some 127 million voters are eligible to cast their votes to elect a new government for a five-year term.

Currently, a caretaker government led by acting Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar is ruling the South Asian nuclear country following the dissolution of the lower house, known as the National Assembly, on Aug. 9.

President Arif Alvi dissolved the National Assembly on the advice of outgoing Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, clearing the way for a national vote within 90 days, as required by the Constitution.

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