Pakistan schedules parliamentary elections for January

World Friday 22/September/2023 07:10 AM
By: DW
Pakistan schedules parliamentary elections for January

Pakistan's parliamentary elections will be held next January, the country's election authority announced on Thursday, delaying the vote that was initially tabled for November.

The Election Commission of Pakistan said the elections are scheduled for the last week of January. A final list of new constituencies will be ready and published by November 30, the commission added.

A caretaker government under the leadership of interim Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar is currently running Pakistan.

He took over in August with the approval of Shehbaz Sharif, who took power in April 2022 following the controversial ouster of popular ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan in a no-confidence vote in parliament.

In Pakistan, it is customary for a caretaker administration to be appointed for the election period. Parliament was officially dissolved in August.