The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday has proposed July 25-27 as possible dates for the upcoming General Election, Radio Pakistan reported.

The ECP forwarded a summary in this regard to President Mamnoon Hussain requesting him to set one of the proposed dates as the day of the polls according to Elections Act 2017, Section 57(1).

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The announcement comes just days before the term of the sitting PML-N government is set to expire on May 31.

Consultations regarding candidates for the post of the caretaker prime minister are also ongoing.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held a meeting with Oppo­sition Leader Khursheed Shah regarding the matter last week.

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