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No date for general elections so far decided: Naik

14 November, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The much-awaited general polls are still in limbo as Federal Law Minster Farooq H. Naik on Tuesday said only President Zardari would announce the date of upcoming general polls.

"The government is completing its tenure on March 16 next year and constitutionally the elections will be held within 50 days from this date," Naik said while speaking to reporters here.

"There is no truth in claims about delay in elections, these are rumors," the minister said but added that a final date of elections has not so far decided by the government.

"We want to hold the elections on time as per the law and the Constitution but it is constitutional right of the president of Pakistan to announce the polling day," the minister said.

Naik said voting for national and provincial assemblies would be held simultaneously.

To a query about caretaker setup ahead of the polls, he said that caretaker prime minister would be appointed with mutual understanding between government and the Opposition.

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