February 27, 2024

Punjab Elections: SC second deadline for providing funds is also over

Election commission of Pakistan

Election Commission extends date for submission of nomination papers

The second deadline given by the Supreme Court to the Election Commission for providing funds for elections in Punjab has also expired.

The Election Commission of Pakistan, Ministry of Finance and State Bank will submit reports in the Supreme Court today.

NA once again rejected release of funds to the Election Commission

The Election Commission will submit a report to the Supreme Court regarding whether the funds have been received or not.

The Supreme Court, in an in-chamber hearing on April 14, ordered the State Bank to release the funds by April 17.

The Supreme Court in the in-chamber hearing had directed the State Bank to release the funds directly.

Heads of the coalition parties to take important decisions today

A meeting of the heads of the coalition parties has been called today, important decisions are expected
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif called a meeting of the heads of the coalition parties on Tuesday.

According to Z. Farwab, the Prime Minister will hold important consultations with the leaders of the coalition parties.

The meeting will discuss the decisions of the Federal Cabinet and the National Assembly. Funds for Punjab election and other matters will be discussed.

Consultations will also be held on the current political situation and negotiations in the country. Important decisions are also expected in the meeting to be held at PM House at half past three.

State Bank expresses its inability to release direct funds

Two days back, the State Bank has expressed its inability to release direct funds for the elections in Punjab on the order of the Supreme Court

Acting State Bank Governor Seema Kamal has said that the funds have been kept on the court order but they cannot be released.

Briefing the meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance of the National Assembly, Seema Kamal said that the money kept on the court order will remain in the account, we do not have the authority to release this money.

The Supreme Court ordered the State Bank to release direct funds of Rs 21 billion to the Election Commission for the elections in Punjab.