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Pakistan to hold general elections in January

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Published: 20:25, 21 September 2023   Update: 20:41, 21 September 2023
Pakistan to hold general elections in January

Pakistan will hold the much-awaited general elections in the last week of January next year.

Pakistan’s poll panel announced this on Thursday.

In a short statement, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said the polls, due to be held in November, were delayed due to fresh marking of the constituencies.

“The final list of constituencies will be published on Nov 30. After that, the elections will be held in the last week of January 2024, after a 54-day election program,” the commission said.

A caretaker government has been ruling Pakistan since parliament was dissolved on Aug 9, days after the country's most popular politician, former prime minister Imran Khan, was imprisoned for graft and barred from contesting elections.

Polls were supposed to have taken place within 90 days, but the election commission said it needed more time to redraw constituencies following the latest population census.