President Arif Alvi can announce a date for the next general elections any moment, it has been learnt.
Sources say that the Law Ministry however believes that it is the election commission’s job to announce elections.
If the president goes ahead with announcing a day, they further say, it would be tantamount to creating political instability in the country.
As per the attorney general for Pakistan and legal experts, the president cannot legally announce elections.
Sources say that it is feared the president’s announcement of elections could create economic instability.
President Arif Alvi is not responsible for giving the government and the Election Commission of Pakistan any policy, the sources said.
They further said that the president cannot announce the elections either. If he does go ahead with any such announcement, it will not have any constitutional value.
Earlier in the day, the president had held a meeting with interim Law Minister Ahmed Irfan Aslam and held consultations on elections in the country.
Later, the president said continuation of the consultative process in good faith will be positive for democracy.
This was the second meeting between the two in a series of ongoing consultations on holding general elections in the country.
As per sources, legal and constitutional aspects were discussed in the meeting.