General elections in FATA and rest of country should be on same day: PTI, JI demands

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and Jamaat-i-Islami provincial chief Senator Mushtaq Ahmad Khan have asked the Election Commission of Pakistan to hold polls for the provincial Assembly seats in Fata along with the upcoming general elections.

Elections in the tribal region, which is now part of KP, will take place within a year after the 2018 general elections are held.

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Sources in the PTI told Dawn that Mr Khattak wrote a letter to the chief execution commissioner two days ago saying the 31st Constitutional Amendment had received the requisite concurrence of parliament and provincial assembly for the purpose.

The CM said the amendment in Article 106 of the Constitution had changed the existing composition of the KP assembly and under Section 106 (1), the provincial legislature new strength would stand at 145 members including 115 general seats, 26 women reserved seats for women and four seats for non-Muslims.

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