Alvi rejected calling NA session

ISLAMABAD – President Arif Alvi has again refused to sign the summary sent to him by Parliamentary Affairs Division for convening the National Assembly session on February 29, 2024, sources said.

Sources disclosed that President Alvi in his comment on the summary made it clear that he cannot sign the summary for national assembly session until the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) completes the allocation of reserved seats for the winning political parties in the National Assembly.

Sources further disclosed that the President has taken the stance that the lower house of Parliament, the National Assembly will remain incomplete without reserved seats to be announced by ECP.

The ECP allocated reserved seats to various political parties, it is yet to announce the reserved seats to the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC), which mainly consist of inde­pendent winners in the National Assembly supported by the Paki­stan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party.

Earlier, Dr Alvi had neither accepted nor re­jected the summary only a verbal position had been pre­sented to caretaker government.


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