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President Alvi asks prime minister, provincial govts to assist ECP over elections

  • Matter of concern that the Prime Minister has undertaken no meaningful consultation with the President on policy issues in line with Article 46 of the Constitution, says Alvi in letter
Published March 24, 2023
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President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, asking him and the caretaker governments in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to assist the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in holding elections in both provinces.

In his letter, the president said that the ECP, by postponing elections of provincial assemblies, failed to implement his announcement of holding Punjab elections on April 30 and “blatantly violated Supreme Court’s order dated March 1.”

President Alvi also quoted Article 46 of the Constitution, which states that the “Prime Minister shall keep the President informed on all matters of internal and foreign policy and on all legislative proposals the federal government intends to bring before the parliament.”

“It is a matter of concern that the Prime Minister has undertaken no meaningful consultation with the President on policy issues in line with the above Article,” the letter stated.

President Alvi also drew the prime minister’s attention towards “glaring violations of fundamental and human rights”, atrocities of police and law enforcement agencies and the use of force against the people of Pakistan.

“Multiple fake and frivolous cases have been registered against politicians, workers, journalists and media persons. Houses of political workers have been raided and citizens and abducted without warrants and lawful justifications.”

He said such violations of fundamental and human rights guaranteed by Article the Constitution of Pakistan and curb on freedom of speech had tarnished Pakistan’s image in the international community and are casting negative repercussions on the future of democracy in the country.


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Love Your Country Mar 24, 2023 09:11pm
Where was this activism a year or so ago when the economy was being thrown to the wolves?
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test Mar 24, 2023 09:36pm
For me it doesn't matter who rules Pakistan because after all they are all elite class. For me the things that matter are industry, manufacturing, investment, trade, forex reserves, education, health and governance etc. I don't give a damn shit about politics. Politics is the for the elite by the elite class not for a common man. The elite make policies which benefit elite class like politicians, generals, judges, policy makers, businessmen and media houses etc. They are all responsible for the destruction happening from decades. I do not blame any specific party or politician but the whole elite class and their drama which is still ongoing.
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Shiteistan Mar 24, 2023 10:21pm
Mr. President dont waste your time. These thugs and killers do not want to let go of power as they know they will be dealt much harsher blows when they are out of government.
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BK Mar 24, 2023 10:32pm
I don’t know what end game Munir has in mind but something needs to give..this situation is not sustainable. PDM is acting like Gods with the support of the army elites and both these entities have no regard for Pakistan or its people. This is expected from the crooks that are part of PDM but the Army?!! They are better than this, they should be better than this. The lower rank officer and elite with love for the country need to demand course correction from Munir and the likes of him. It is enough nonsense! We as a nation are better than this and it’s about time we show it to the world and ourselves
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bonce Mar 25, 2023 12:11am
In F M Islamic Republic of Pakistan no value of PM and President before COAS. Regret to say that army dominate whole country and making money in the name of Islam and Kashmir. It is better us to kick out the army in this way our country will be saved and very soon we economically will be sound. Why we need criminal army they divided our country in 1971. They never like fair election in the country. I am overseas Pakistani I never seen a senior army officer driving costly car. Our generals buying properties and transferring stolen money to UK and Dubai.
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