President signs summary, Elections decided on May 11


ISLAMABAD:  President Asif Ali Zardari has signed the summary after which May 11 (Saturday) has decided as the date for holding the general elections 2013.

The presidential spokesperson Farhat ullah Babar said that Asif ali Zardari has approved the summary forwarded by Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf.

All the Three provincial assemblies including Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkwa and National assembly have been dissolved so far But, since Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has not given a date for the dissolution of Punjab Assembly, it is uncertain whether polls for the Punjab Assembly will also be held on the same day.

The election day will fall on Saturday and is 52 days away from today.

Pakistan’s current setup was the country’s first civilian administration since independence to complete its full term.

The 13th National Assembly during its 50 regular sessions passed 134 bills, including 18 private members’ bills, over the course of 521 sittings. In the flurry of activity, the assembly witnessed historic changes, dramatic dialogue, and even crucial shortfalls.

Earlier, the four chief ministers of the country had reached consensus over holding general elections across the country on the same day.

The Election Commission of Pakistan had submitted a tentative schedule to the government, with proposals for holding elections between May 6 and 9.

The ministers also decided to dissolve the provincial and national assemblies at the same time.