Published On: Tue, Jan 14th, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

SC allows new schedule for LB polls in Sindh, Punjab

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ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has allowed Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to alter local bodies election schedule in Sindh and Punjab.

This was stated by Secretary ECP Ishtiaq Ahmed here Monday.

He said new date would be issued after amendment in law, rules and legislation.

LB polls were scheduled on January 18 and 30 in Sindh and Punjab, respectively.

Ishtiaq Ahmed further said delimitation would be carried out as per the court orders.

He was optimistic that all such process would be completed soon and the LB polls be held at the earliest.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had proposed new dates for holding Local Bodies (LB) polls before the Supreme Court.

During proceedings of the delimitations case, the ECP had stated that LB elections in Punjab and Sindh should be delayed as time was required for the printing of ballot papers. The ECP recommended that LB polls in Sindh should be held on February 23 and in Punjab on March 13.