03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Indian Press: Pakistan Elections Postponed

The election commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to postpone the January 8 polls in view of the situation in the country after the murder of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and will announce new dates for national and provincial assembly elections on Monday, a senior official of the commission said.

"Today in an informal meeting the senior officials of the ECP discussed the situation and unrest in the country and concluded that elections will have to be postponed," said the official requesting anonymity. He said that the formal decision in this regard will be announced on Monday after a meeting with government and security officials.

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