The latest schedule in regards to elections will be given in a few days. The GB Assembly elections were booked for August 18. The political election plan was announced soon after the assembly finished its tenure for five-year on 24th of June, after which a guardian government was established. In any case, the sources stated, the GB Election Commission was not in a situation to make courses of action for elections in the month of August.
A multiparty conference was called by the GB chief election commissioner on Friday to discuss the matter with the leaders of political parties in the region. The conference was attended by all political leaders, including president of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s GB chapter Syed Jaffar Shah, president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s GB chapter and former chief minister Hafeezur Rehman, president of Pakistan Peoples Party’s GB chapter Advocate Amjad Hussain and leaders of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam, Jamaat-i-Islami and Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen.
A conference of the multiparty was called on by the GB chief election commissioner on Friday to examine the issue with the political parties’ leaders in the area. All the political leaders attended the conference, including leader of Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf’s GB section Syed Jaffar Shah the former chief minister, leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s GB part and Hafeezur Rehman, leader of Pakistan Peoples Party’s GB section Advocate Amjad Hussain and pioneers of Jamiat Ulema-I-Islam, Jamaat-I-Islami and Majlis Wahdat-I-Muslimeen.
During the conference officials of the GB Election Commission informed the participants that arrangements for carrying out the election in August were as yet not completed. The commission required two additional months to set up the voters rundown and make different courses of action, they included. The political race commission suggested postponing the elections till October. Sources said that with the exception of the PTI every political party contradicted the choice to delay the races and named it pre-survey fixing by the decision party. Members of the multiparty gathering revealed to Dawn that the GB Election Commission had chosen to delay the elections till the month of October.