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COAS assures that elections might be held on February 8

Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir
In a gathering with the Pakistani-American enterprise group in the US final week, Chief of Military Employees (COAS) Common Asim Munir assured them that elections “might be held on February 8”.

The military chief’s comment got here hours earlier than the Supreme Court docket verdict on the conduct of polls on February 8 was issued on Friday night.

The difficulty was raised throughout Common Asim Munir’s interplay with abroad Pakistanis at a dinner reception hosted by the Pakistan Embassy in Washington when a businessman posed the query to the military chief.

Talking with non-public information channel, Tanveer Ahmed, a Texas-based Pakistani businessman who was among the many members, quoted the military chief as saying, “So far as I do know normal elections might be held on the eighth of February.”

Whereas referring to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) petition, which on the time was heard within the Lahore Excessive Court docket (LHC) in opposition to the ECP, the military chief stated, “If elections get delayed as a result of that it received’t be past the restrict when Senate elections are to be held,” Ahmed shared.

The following Senate elections in Pakistan are more likely to be held in March 2024.

The LHC had suspended the electoral physique’s notification to requisition returning officers (ROs) from paperwork on December 13, which created doubts over the holding of elections on time.

Nevertheless, the apex courtroom suspended the excessive courtroom verdict and directed the fee to proceed as per plan.