President’s Authority to Announce Election Date
The President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi, has the authority to announce the election date, according to sources.
Potential Constitutional Crisis
If the President exercises this authority, it could lead to another constitutional crisis in the country.
President’s Interim Role
Sources reveal that even after the completion of the President’s term, he continues to hold the office on an interim basis.
Deliberation on Election Date
Currently, President Dr. Arif Alvi is considering when to announce the election date.
Legal Advice to President
The President has received advice from his legal team, including the Attorney General and legal experts, regarding his authority to announce the election date in light of recent amendments to the Election Act.
PTI’s Demand for Election Date
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has officially requested the President to announce the election date promptly.
PTI’s Secretary-General, Omar Ayub Khan, cites Article 48(5) of the Constitution, which mandates.
Supreme Court’s Position
The Supreme Court, clarified the President’s crucial role in determining election dates. Response from Muslim League-N
Maryam Aurangzeb, the Central Secretary of Pakistan Muslim League-N, calls for President Dr. Arif Alvi to vacate his position after completing his presidential term and announce the election date.
She urges the President to transfer the PTI Secretariat, emphasizing that they do not want to witness a national, economic, political, and constitutional cris
Economic Situation Concerns
Deputy Secretary-General of Pakistan Muslim League-N, Ataullah Tarrar, highlights improvements in the economic situation, a decrease in the value of the dollar, and expresses concern that PTI tends to create uncertainty in the country whenever conditions improve.
President’s Current Status
Dr. Arif Alvi’s constitutional term concluded on September 9, and he currently serves as the acting President until the next general elections.