Bilawal says polls on Feb 8 even if UN, OIC pass resolutions

Bilawal says polls on Feb 8 even if UN, OIC pass resolutions

There were fears that the country’s general elections would be pushed back even further. On Saturday, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), said that the elections would still happen on February 8 as planned, even if “they” got resolutions passed from the UN or the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

He said that at a press conference in Lahore, where he was being asked about the Senate’s approval of a motion to delay the elections.

He said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had set the date for the elections for February 8, so they will happen on that date.

The former foreign minister told reporters, “Elections will happen on February 8 no matter what resolution they get from the Senate, the UN, or the OIC.”

Because of the extreme weather and security situation in the country, an independent senator in the Senate moved a motion to delay the elections. It was passed by a majority of 14 senators who were in the legislature on Friday.

But a new motion was brought up in the upper house to make sure the elections went off as planned on February 8.

In the resolution that was sent to the Senate Secretariat today, Senator Mushtaq Ahmad Khan of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) said that having elections is required by the constitution.

At the same time, the Supreme Court was asked to start contempt proceedings against senators who helped pass a motion in the Senate to delay the election.

Marriyum Aurangzeb, the information secretary for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), also said that the country’s elections would happen as planned.


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