arif alvi’s efforts to clarify election date controversy after imran khan’s disappointment
In a recent turn of events, Pakistan’s President, Arif Alvi, has responded to allegations of not fulfilling his constitutional duty regarding the announcement of the election date. The controversy arise when Aleema Khan, the sister of Imran Khan chief Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), claimed that her brother was “disappointed” with President Alvi for not setting a date for the upcoming elections.
Aleema Khan made these comments while speaking to reporters outside the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore and expressing her brother’s sadness over the delay in announcing the election date and suggesting that President Alvi should have advocated for the people’s rights in this matter.
In this response the President’s office shared Arif Alvi’s perspective, including a letter he had written to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on September 6. In the letter, President Alvi requested that the general elections be held before November 6. According to the rules in the constitution, elections must happen within 90 days after the National Assembly is shut down.
The President’s spokesperson said that President Alvi wants to follow the rules of democracy and make sure every political party gets a fair chance in elections. He believes that leaving out any party from the elections goes against the idea of democracy. Alvi also supports talking with different political groups and bringing the nation together to solve the country’s problems.
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It has been reported that President Alvi is disappointed that none of his party colleagues have publicly supported him during this controversy. Despite this, he remains focused on his goal of maintaining the democratic process and strengthening it for the benefit of the nation.
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So, President Arif Alvi has taken steps to clear the air regarding the election date controversy, emphasizing his commitment to democracy and fair elections.