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Former president Asif Ali Zardari called on Wednesday Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to discuss the future strategy of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).
The meeting which was held at the PM House, discussed the country’s political situation and also reviewed the Sindh’s politics.
Sources privy to the development said the PDM bigwigs also underscored the reservations of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P).
On this occasion, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique, Ayaz Sadiq and senator Saleem Mandviwalla were also present.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) sent letters to the provincial governors of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab with proposed dates for elections of the provincial assemblies.
According to Express News, the electoral watchdog proposed April 9 to 13 for the elections of the Punjab Assembly and April 15 to 17 for the K-P Assembly and asked the respective governors to select a date within the given timeline.
The letter stated that the governor should finalize the date between April 15 and 17 in K-P and inform the authorities. Similarly, the Election Commission is bound to conduct elections in Punjab before April 13.
The letter further said that it was the responsibility of the ECP to hold general elections within 90 days after the dissolution of the assemblies and Article 224 of the Constitution mandated that “in case national assembly or provincial assembly is dissolved, a general election to the Assembly shall be held within ninety days of the dissolution of the Assembly”.