August 18, 2023
Mr. Haroon-ur-Rashid, Vice-Chairman and Mr. Hassan Raza Pasha, Chairman, Executive Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council have strongly condemned the decision of Election Commission of Pakistan to delay elections beyond constitutional limit of ninety (90) days due to delimitation. They expressed grave concerns in this regard and stated that the delimitation schedule of redrawing constituencies, issued by the Commission is a tactic to delay the polls and also expressed that Article 224 of the Constitution binds the Election Commission of Pakistan to conduct the general elections within ninety (90) days after the dissolution of Assemblies.
The Vice-Chairman and Chairman, Executive Committee have shown their serious concerns upon the said decision of Election Commission of Pakistan and said that it is the duty of the Commission to conduct a free, fair and transparent elections within stipulated period as mandated by the Constitution. They reiterated the stance of the Pakistan Bar Council and the legal fraternity which has always strived for and played its positive role to ensure continuity of the Democratic process of the Country, which can only be achieved through a free, fair and transparent elections, which is the only way to come out from the current worst economic condition of the Country.