The presidential election will be held in September-October 2007 and the present assemblies will form the electoral college to elect the president for another next five-year term.
“Yes, the presidential election has to be held before November 12 in view of the constitutional provision,” a top aide to President Pervez Musharraf told The News on Thursday. He also confirmed that a firm decision was taken some time back that the present assemblies (the Senate, the National Assembly and the provincial assemblies) will form the electoral college for the elections.
“We have secured legal and constitutional opinion of all the concerned people and top constitutional experts and there is no ambiguity in this context,” said the top presidential aide, who unfolded nitty-gritty of the 2007 presidential polls.
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