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ECP opens up about Early Senate elections

On Monday, The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) made a statement about the controversy around the Senate election 2021 date. ECP asserted that it was the commission’s constitutional and legal responsibility to conduct polls for the upper house of parliament, clarifying that ECP now feels the need to put forth a constitutional perspective on the matter.

The ECP gave the statement almost a week after the federal government’s announcement about holding the Senate election in February instead of March sparked a debate as to who has the final authority to make a decision.

ECP feels there is a need to provide legal and constitutional clarity over the matter

The commission stated that various statements from several people and platforms were released over the Senate election and opinions were also expressed over the responsibilities of the ECP, which created ambiguity.

The official statement by the commission read,

“Till now, the commission had issued no statement, but now it feels there is a need to provide legal and constitutional clarity over the matter.”

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