Election 2024 Party Position

IND-PTI
93
PML-N
75
PPPP
54
MQM
17
IND
8
JUI
6
Full Result

Finance ministry asks ECP to delay its demand for extra budget for elections

Finance ministry asks ECP to delay its demand for extra budget for elections

Pakistan

ECC released Rs5 billion and working on releasing another Rs10 billion

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The finance ministry on Wednesday wrote to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) asking to delay the demand for an extra grant for holding elections until the economy got better.

The ECP had, earlier, requested the government to increase the grant for elections from Rs47 billion to Rs61 billion. The finance ministry told that the ECP had requested Rs52 billion for the elections and the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) subsequently released Rs5 billion followed by the preparations to release another Rs10 billion.

The letter while citing the financial crunch as the reason demanded details of the ECP’s expenditures.

 




Advertisement