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ECP Mulling to Conduct Election 2018 on July 25 or 26

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has recommended that the 2018 general elections should be held by the end of July, sources said.
According to sources, ECP officials have been deliberating over July 25 or 26 (Wednesday or Thursday) as tentative dates for the conduct of polls.
Sources claimed after consultation the commission has started working on the summary for elections date, sources said, which would be forwarded to the president.Following an approval of the summary by the president, they said further, the ECP would issue a schedule for polls.
Election Commission sources are of the view that the Commission will move the summary on the matter while the President will decide the election date. These sources said that any political party or even the prime minister can, however, propose election date of their choice. However, it is the Commission which is empowered to propose the date for the polls.
The present National Assembly and the government will complete their term on June 1, 2018. If the assemblies are not dissolved earlier, the next elections will be held within 60 days of the completion of the term i.e. by August 1, 2018.