Islamabad (Shadesofgalaxy latest newspaper. 08 April 2023) Only the Election Commission can give the date of the elections, the government has decided to legislate. According to sources in the media reports, it was decided to further amend the Election Act 2017, work on the amendments in sections 57 and 58 of the Election Act has started. Under Section 58, the Election Commission has the power to issue the election schedule, after the amendment in Section 57, the Election Commission will also have the power to recommend the polling day for the election.
According to sources, the proposal to amend Section 57 of the President’s polling day powers is also under consideration. On the other hand, the Ministry of Finance has released funds to the Election Commission for the Punjab Assembly Election. The Ministry of Finance has released 10 billion rupees to the Election Commission.
The Election Commission needs 21 billion rupees for the elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. After the decision of the Supreme Court, the Election Commission of Pakistan has taken an important decision regarding the conduct of elections in Punjab. The Election Commission has started preparations regarding the holding of elections in the province, while the Election Commission held a meeting regarding the holding of general elections in Punjab yesterday, consultations and important decisions were taken in the meeting.
According to Election Commission sources, there will be no correspondence with the Ministry of Finance and the Punjab Government regarding the elections. The Election Commission sources took a stand that in the light of the Supreme Court’s detailed decision regarding the election, the Election Commission has done its work, now if other institutions do not follow the order of the Supreme Court, it is a matter for the Supreme Court and them. Court