Pakistan elections likely to be held July 25-27

WION Web Team
Islamabad, PakistanUpdated: May 21, 2018, 07:23 PM IST

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday recommended that the 2018 general elections be held between July 25 and July 27.

The commission outlined details of the proposed poll dates in a summary forwarded to President Mamnoon Hussain.

The ECP requested the president to settle on a date between July 25 and July 27 under Section 57(1) of the Elections Action Act 2017.

As the current government is expected to conclude its five-year term on May 31, a caretaker government will take over for the general elections.

On account of completion of the term of assemblies, as per law, the elections are to be held within 60 days, whereas otherwise, this exercise has to be held within 90 days.

The ECP proposes possible date(s) to the president, who finally decides on which the elections are to be conducted.