The Supreme Court declared the Election Commission’s decision to postpone the elections in Punjab until October 8th, 2023, null and void on April 4th, 2023. The Supreme Court ruled that the Election Commission had overstepped its authority in making this decision and, as a result, ordered that the elections take place on May 14th.
In addition to ordering the elections to be held on May 14th, the Supreme Court directed the Punjab caretaker government to work with the Election Commission to ensure that the elections are free and fair. The Supreme Court emphasized the importance of upholding the democratic process and ensuring that the people of Punjab have the right to vote and choose their representatives.
Furthermore, the Supreme Court ordered the Punjab caretaker government to release funds to the federal government in order to ensure the smooth conduct of the elections. This Supreme Court decision emphasizes the importance of allocating adequate resources to the electoral process in order to ensure that it is transparent and impartial.