President Dr Arif Alvi said on Monday that elections would be held in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab on April 9, despite the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) delay in announcing the date.
Today, the Supreme Court continues considering a petition to conduct elections concurrently. Sheikh Rashid is granted bail by the IHC in the Zardari statements case. Consultations on the Punjab and KP elections are not now feasible, the ECP informs President Alvi Imran Khan has one final opportunity to appear in his protective bail petition before the LHC. Pemra bans the broadcast of Imran’s speeches and comments. The governor of KP has invited the ECP to a consultation on the election date. Imran was booked by Quetta police for ‘incitement to violence.’ IHC suspends Imran Khan’s arrest warrant in the Toshakhana case till March 13. The PTI has petitioned the Supreme Court to have the Punjab elections delayed. PTI and government to resolve thorny issues in last round of talks on Tuesday The Supreme Court says the decision to conduct Punjab elections on May 14’remains unaltered.’ Bushra Bibi serves legal notice on Maryam Nawaz Thanks to IHC intervention, Imran Khan will remain unrestricted till May 17. Punjab and Islamabad police are empowered to shoot anybody breaking into government premises. Imran, beleaguered, resolves to fight on ‘even if left alone.’ HRW requests Pakistan to stop detaining PTI supporters “arbitrary” According to Sanaullah, Justice Isa’s team may also look into any conversation-tapping issues. Rashid Shafique, Sheikh Rashid’s nephew, is arrested at the airport by the FIA. Fawad criticises the ECP for postponing the election meeting in Punjab. Mini-budget session called for today as president refuses to sign ordinance.