According to the news in the national media, the tribunal committee, including the President of the Constitutional Court Ömer Ata Bandial, discussed the situation regarding the elections in the two states.
The court ruled that the Central Bank should release 21 billion rupees by April 17 to hold elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Parliament had refused to allocate funds for elections in the two states.
The government wants general elections and state elections to be held on the same day on 8 October.
The Pakistani Justice Movement Party (PTI), led by former Prime Minister Imran Khan, demands that the elections in the two provinces be held in line with the decision of the Constitutional Court.
Emphasis on non-interference in parliamentary affairs from the government
Defense Minister Khajava Mohammed Asif stated that the government will not allow institutions to interfere in the affairs of parliament.
Asif emphasized that the parliament is the “mother of democracy” and stated that state institutions should respect their constitutional boundaries.
Asif Ali Zardari, co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party, one of the coalition government partners, said that all political parties should sit together and decide on the next general elections.
The court found the Election Commission’s decision unconstitutional
Pakistan’s Constitutional Court found it unconstitutional to postpone the elections to 8 October in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.
The court overturned the decision to postpone the elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and decided to hold the elections in Punjab on 14 May. The court board stated that the trial regarding the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would continue.
The government announced that the elections will be held on 8 October.
The coalition government announced that general elections and state elections would be held on the same day on 8 October.
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan applied to the Constitutional Court against the Election Commission’s postponement of the elections, which were planned to be held in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa states in April and May, until 8 October.
In line with the decision of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Pakistani Justice Movement Party (PTI) dissolved the Punjab Provincial Assembly, which it was in power, on 14 January. Following this decision, the Assembly was dissolved in Khyber Pakhtunkhva on January 18.