News about Election of Punjab and KPK. The Supreme Court will announce tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11 am. m. its verdict in the suo motu proceedings over the delay in announcing the date of elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, countries both under caretaker governments since provincial assemblies were dissolved in January.
The high court reserved its ruling today after hearing from all parties, including lawyers for the ruling coalition, the PTI, the president, and others, over two days.
Earlier in the day, the court gave the PTI and the coalition government until 4 p.m. m. to sit together and determine the dates of the elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. However, no mutually agreed solution was found, and PML-N’s lawyer told the court that more time was needed for consultations on the matter.
Mansoor Usman Awan, who represented the PML-N in the case, told the five-member SC caucus that the PDM coalition has members from Balochistan, while the PML-N will also have to hold internal discussions and consult with the PPP.
“The legal proceedings must continue as more time is needed for consultations,” he told the court.
Meanwhile, PPP lawyer Farooq H. Naek reported that consultations were held with PPP leaders. “The [party] leadership said that ‘giving the date of the elections is not the job of the political parties.’”
Previously, the court had adjourned the hearing until 4:00 p.m., with instructions for the political parties to decide on a date.