Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali announced on Tuesday that KP province’s elections would be held on May 28.
Following a meeting with President Dr. Arif Alvi and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), announced the date for the KP elections. The governor met with ECP representatives earlier today. Later, President Dr. Arif Alvi called the governor to discuss KP Assembly general election-related matters.
The KP Assembly was dissolved mid-January, and elections were held under a caretaker administration. However, despite orders from the Supreme Court, the election date has not yet been set.
Given that nearly two weeks had already passed, the president advised during the meeting that the date of the KP Assembly elections be announced only after consultation with the ECP.
President Alvi also instructed Governor Ali to carry out the apex court’s directives in letter and spirit, highlighting the significance of upholding the Constitution and holding general elections within the allotted time frame.
Despite the Supreme Court’s orders, the March 8 meeting between the electoral body and senior officials, including Governor Ali, failed to set a date for the elections.