Pakistan Senate passes resolution to delay February 8 elections: Reports | Elections News


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The interim government appointed to oversee the vote opposed the resolution proposed by an independent senator.

Pakistan’s Senate passed a resolution to delay national elections that were scheduled for February 8, local media reported.

The upper house of the country’s parliament on Friday approved the resolution proposed by an independent senator.

The interim government appointed to oversee the vote opposed the resolution, the Dawn website said.

However, the resolution passed by the Senate is not binding and does not necessarily mean that the elections will be delayed further.

Elections in the politically and economically troubled South Asian nation were originally due to be held in November last year, 90 days after the dissolution of the lower house of parliament in August.

But the vote was delayed until February due to the new demarcation of electoral districts under a new census.

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