not responsible for giving date of election-Governor Punjab

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LAHORE:  Punjab Governor Balighur Rehman on Thursday told the Lahore High Court (LHC) that he was not liable to announce a date for the elections, arguing he has not dissolved the provincial assembly.

The governor stated this in a reply to a petition filed by a citizen Munir Ahmed against him for not announcing the election date after the dissolution of the assembly.

“It is emphatically denied that the answering respondent No 1 was in any manner obligated to appoint the date of elections when he has never dissolved the Assembly while acting on the so-called advice of the Chief Minister,” the governor state in its eight-page reply to the LHC.

He also rejected an impression that his move is creating any hurdles in the way of ECP to discharge its duties, calling the allegations “fallacious”.

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