President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi, has announced that elections should be held on November 6, 2023, opening a new legal quagmire for the interim government.

Despite Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kaakar’s insistence earlier this week that only Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has the right to announce a date for general elections, Dr. Alvi has chosen November 6 as the date, citing article 48(5) of the Constitution.

Multiple journalists had reported in the past week that the President will announce the date.