PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari expressed his opinion that a delay of “eight to 10 days” in the general elections would not make a significant difference. He emphasized that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had the authority to hold the polls earlier or later than its scheduled date of February 8. While the ECP had rejected reports of a delay, representatives of major political parties suggested a postponement, except for PTI. Zardari clarified that the PPP would be open to a small delay, but stressed that the elections must take place. He also accused PTI of registering illegal Afghans as Pakistan citizens and expressed doubts about their ability to handle polling stations. Zardari mentioned the prospect of the next prime minister being from PPP and addressed his previous remarks about Bilawal needing training in politics, stating they were exaggerated and expressing support for Aseefa Bhutto Zardari to enter the electoral landscape.