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Presidential elections in Iran scheduled for June 28, 2024 amid tragic loss of leadership


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Manzar Naqvi

KARACHI: Hassan Nourian, Consul General of Iran in Karachi, disclosed that the Presidential Elections in Iran will be held on Friday, June 28, 2024. According to the Iranian Constitution, if the President’s seat becomes vacant due to death or other circumstances, elections must be held within 50 days.
Nourian addressed a delegation from the Karachi Editors Club, led by President KEC Mubasher Mir, who visited the Iranian Consulate in Karachi to offer condolences over the recent helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir Abdollah Hussain, and others.
The delegation included Manzar Naqvi, Nazir Leghari, Mukhtar Butt, Naeemuddin, Iqbal Jamil, Naeem Tahir, Javed Malik, Kazi Asad Abid, Naseem Shah, Javed Manzar, and Noman Nizami. They expressed their grief and sympathy for the loss of the Iranian leadership.
Nourian highlighted that the late President was committed to enhancing business, economic, and bilateral relations between Pakistan and Iran, and had signed various MoUs during his recent visit to Pakistan.
He said the late Foreign Minister recently had also invited Iranian diplomats in Tehran before his death and met the Iranian Ambassador in Pakistan and all the four Consuls General in Pakistan, including him to expedite the implementation of these agreements.
Hassan Nourian said the late President Raisi, a native of Mashhad, was known for his dedication to serving Imam Raza (AS). In a poignant coincidence, he passed away on Imam Raza’s birth anniversary. His funeral and burial are set to take place in the Haram of Imam Raza, a site of profound spiritual significance, reflecting his lifelong devotion.
He said the entire Iranian nation is mourning the loss of their leaders, with tributes being paid across the country. Nourian assured the delegation that the Iranian Government is committed to upholding the legacy of the late President Raisi.
He expressed his gratitude to the Karachi Editors Club delegation for their condolences and solidarity, affirming that the ties between Iran and Pakistan would continue to be nurtured and strengthened in honor of the late President’s vision and efforts.
Nourian said the upcoming elections are now seen as a pivotal moment for Iran, as the nation prepares to elect a new leader who will guide them through these challenging times and continue the work initiated by the late President Raisi.

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