The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said in Islamabad on
Tuesday that it would announce the final polling date on Wednesday,
state-run PTV reported.
The meeting of the ECP has concluded on Tuesday and it failed to
work out a schedule for the general elections.
During the meeting, the election officials reviewed the feedback
from provincial governments on damages, law and order situation and
prevailing atmosphere, from the Provincial Election Commissions and
the Chief Secretaries, according to the PTV.
"Consultations will be made with political parties to decide the
final polling date, which was slated on Jan. 8," according to a
statement of the ECP after the meeting.
The slain former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's husband Asif
Ali Zardari, who is the co-chairman of Pakistan People's Party said
that any delay of the general elections would be
Local TV channel DAWN NEWS early quoted an ECP official as
saying that the polls would be postponed till at least on Feb.
The pro-Musharraf party Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid said on
Monday that it was prepared for the Jan. 8 elections.
(Xinhua News Agency January 2, 2008)