Can’t complete electoral lists by Feb 23: ECP

Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Hamid Ali Mirza on Monday said the electoral lists would be finalised by the end of May.

During a meeting of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and political parties, Mirza explained why the commission was unable to comply with Supreme Court’s order to finalise the electoral rolls by February 23.

Mirza said that the responsibilities of every institution are chalked out clearly in the Constitution, and unnecessary interference of institutions results in anarchy. He added that the task of finalising new electoral rolls should remain with the ECP without interference from any institution.

He also said that if the electoral rolls were not finalised as per the law then it will be held against the Constitution.