Islamabad, January 14, 2024 — In light of severe cold weather, snowfall, and security challenges across the country, a third resolution to postpone the general elections has been submitted to the Senate. Senator Hilalur Rehman of the Independent Parliamentary Group presented the resolution, highlighting the adverse effects of extreme weather on the ongoing election campaign, particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The resolution calls on the Election Commission to adjourn the elections to a more suitable date, considering the challenges faced by the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, especially candidates from the former FATA region. Security concerns and the impact on candidates in the region have been cited as significant reasons for the proposed delay.
This follows a previous resolution passed on January 5, presented by Senator Dilawar Khan, which sought a delay in the February 8 general elections due to security threats to political leaders, particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The resolution mentioned concerns about the safety of political candidates and cited security alerts issued by intelligence agencies for election rallies.
Additionally, on January 12, former FATA independent senator Hidayatullah submitted another resolution, urging the Election Commission of Pakistan to postpone the general elections for three months. The resolution highlighted recent violent attacks in the country and a surge in incidents targeting election candidates as reasons for the proposed delay. The resolution underscores the ongoing debate and concern over the feasibility of conducting secure and fair elections amid challenging circumstances.
With Thanks: Samaa News