To prevent load-shedding on election day, the CEC writes to PM Kakar.

ISLAMABAD: In a letter dated Thursday, Chief poll Commissioner (CEC) Sikander Sultan Raja urged Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar to forgo loadsheding for three days leading up to the 2024 poll, according to ARY News, which cited sources.

Sources claim that CEC Sultan Raja asked PM Kakar to instruct the relevant agencies to ensure a continuous supply of electricity from February 7 to 9.

According to sources, there may be issues compiling the election results if there is an electrical outage on election night.

It is important to note that Anwaar-ul-Haq, the acting prime minister, established a seven-member committee to guarantee the smooth running of the next general elections.

Seven people make up the newly formed group, which is led by Shahid Ashraf Tarar, Minister of Communications, Maritime Affairs, and Railways.

The committee in charge of general elections includes the chief secretaries of the four provinces.The group will evaluate the prerequisites for holding general elections and offer support for them.

It will also be in charge of making quick decisions to increase security and effectively manage the state of law and order.

On February 8, Pakistan is set to hold elections for both the National Assembly and the provincial assembly of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan.

On December 15, the Pakistani Election Commission released the election schedule. A party that secures at least 169 seats in the lower house will be qualified to form the nation’s next government. There will be 336 seats up for election.

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