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The Election Commission responded to the letter of President Arif Alvi. Chief Electoral Commission Sikandar Sultan Raja expressed serious concern in the letter.
According to the sources, the Electoral Commission responded to the letter of President Arif Alvi and said that it is not correct to write uninterested words about the Electoral Commission. Such words of the president cause regret and disappointment.
In response to the letter, it said that the Election Commission is an independent and independent body that follows the constitution and laws. The Election Commission respects and obeys the decisions of judicial bodies.
The institution has decided that the members of the Election Commission and responsible officials will participate in the meeting called by the President, in the meeting held in the President’s House.
This meeting was called on Monday at 11 o’clock in the president’s house.
It should be said that the President of the country, Dr. Arif Alvi, called an emergency meeting regarding the election of the Chief Election Commissioner, Sikandar Sultan Raja.
According to the text of the letter, the President of the country invited Sikandar Sultan Raja on February 20, 2023 in the President’s House for consultation regarding the election in the first paragraph 57.
In this letter, the President states that under the law, the President shall announce the date or dates of the general election after consultation with the Commission. There have been several important developments such as the judgment of the Lahore High Court and the recent observations of the Supreme Court in this matter.
The president also expressed dissatisfaction with the election commission’s indifference to the election issue.
The President said that the Electoral Commission has not yet responded to the first letter, I was impatiently waiting for the Commission to understand its constitutional duty and act on it. He was very disappointed by the pathetic attitude of the Election Commission to the important issue.
President Dr. Arif Alvi said that realizing his constitutional responsibility to protect and defend the constitution, he invites the head of the election commissioner to his office for consultation on the election.
Earlier, President Arif Alvi wrote a letter to Chief Election Commission Sikandar Sultan Raja about the date of February 8 elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
President Arif Alvi wrote in the letter to immediately announce the dates of the elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the “Election Act 2017” to stop the propaganda based on dangerous speculations about the provincial assembly and upcoming elections. The Constitution does not allow delay.
Referring to the dissolution of the provincial assemblies of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the President said that according to the constitution, assembly elections should be held within 90 days of dissolution, as Article 224 (2) of the Constitution states that assembly elections should be held within 90 days. day will be held. 90 days of dissolution. He insists on holding elections.
He said that as the head of state, he took an oath to protect and defend the constitution. The election schedule should be announced to avoid serious consequences of the violation of the Constitution and the Election Law in 2017.