Attaullah Tarar hints at supporting PTI chief if elections delayed

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Attaullah Tarar on Sunday said that they could potentially join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief in protest if elections were delayed.

During an interview on Sunday, he expressed the hope that the elections would proceed as scheduled in February 2024.

When asked about the PML-N’s response in case the elections were not held by February next year, Tarar indicated that his party and the Pakistan People’s Party would be on the same track.

In response to another question, he hinted at the possibility of forming an alliance with the  PTI’s chief in protest against any election delay.

Read more: General elections in 90 days: PTI approaches Supreme Court

The PTI on August 28 filed a constitutional petition in the Supreme Court of Pakistan seeking to hold the general election in 90 days.

PTI Secretary General Umar Ayub filed the petition through counsel Senator Ali Zafar, requesting the Supreme Court to direct the president to announce the date for elections within 90 days.

He said that the Supreme Court should also issue directives to the governors of the four provinces for the same.

It has also been requested in the petition to annul the decision of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) regarding carrying out delimitations prior to holding the general election.

The CCI had recently made a decision that the upcoming general election should be conducted based on the results of a new census.

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