Govt summons presidential election schedule

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has summoned the schedule for the presidential election from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

According to sources, in correspondence with the ECP, the government has asked to be informed immediately regarding the schedule so that the attendance of parliamentarians is made mandatory on the specific dates.

President Asif Ali Zardari’s tenure is expiring on September 9 and a presidential election schedule needs to be issued 30 days prior.

Meanwhile, according to the ECP, the chief election commissioner will be the returning officer for the presidential election.