Yesterday, an important meeting of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was held to discuss the security situation for the elections.
According to details, the meeting was attended by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, ECP officials, as well as representatives from the ISI, Intelligence Bureau (IB), and counterterrorism departments (CTDs) of the two provinces.
Following the meeting, clouds of uncertainty are looming over the upcoming polls in the two provinces.
Both military and civilian intelligence agencies have suggested against conducting the elections at this point in time.
Sources told local media that all the representatives from the intelligence agencies and CTDs were on the same page about postponing the elections in Punjab and KPK due to the recent surge in terrorist activities.
ECP was told about the intelligence agencies reports which suggested the possibility of more attacks in the two provinces.
IB’s joint director for Punjab told the meeting about the presence of armed militants from Afghanistan in the province.
Until now, it is unclear what the ECP will decide following the suggestions of the intelligence agencies.