The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is prepared to hold nationwide elections following the dissolution of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assemblies.
According to sources, if the assembly dissolves at the end of the constitutional period, elections will take place in 60 days; however, if the assembly dissolves prematurely, elections will take place in 90 days.
According to sources, the assembly will be automatically dissolved in 48 hours if the governor does not sign the chief minister’s summary.
Following the dissolution of the assembly, the chief minister will recommend two names for the caretaker chief minister from both sides in a letter to the head of the opposition to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
According to sources, the issue will be referred to the parliamentary committee if both parties are unable to agree on the chief minister’s appointment within three days.
The parliamentary committee will also be given a 3-day deadline, and if the parties are unable to reach an agreement there, the matter will be forwarded to the Pakistani Election Commission (ECP).
According to the sources, the Chief Election Commissioner will give the government advice within two days.