Govt decides to hold Senate elections in February

Govt decides to hold Senate elections in February

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to hold Senate elections in February and invoke advisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court on open voting for the polls.

The decisions were taken by the cabinet which met here on Tuesday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Khan said legal reforms regarding the elections were meant only to make the entire process transparent and the doors were open for all political parties for talks in this respect.

The elections are to be held 52 seats of the upper house because as many members of the 104-member Senate will retire on March 11.

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