ECP rejects Sindh govt’s request, says LG polls in Karachi and Hyderabad divisions to be held on Jan 15 as deliberate – Pakistan | Technoscoob

The Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday rejected the Sindh authorities’s request to postpone native authorities elections in Karachi and Hyderabad divisions, and dominated that the polls might be held on Jan 15 as determined earlier.

The choice was taken by the ECP members throughout a gathering chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Sikander Sultan Raja at its headquarters in Islamabad.

Within the wee hours of Friday, the provincial authorities introduced that the lengthy awaited native authorities elections wouldn’t be held in Karachi and Hyderabad divisions.

In keeping with the late-night announcement by Info Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, polls in seven districts — Tando Allahyar, Tando Muhammad Khan, Badin, Thatta, Sujawal and Jamshoro — would go forward as deliberate on Jan 15.

The minister had additionally introduced that the notification to carry the polls on the premise of the present delimitation had additionally been withdrawn on the demand of their ‘coalition associate’, the MQM-P, which had critical reservations with it.

The MQM-P had rejected the delimitation of native authorities constituencies and, terming them “unjustified”, demanded the withdrawal of the notification issued on this regard.

The electoral watchdog, in its assembly at present, reviewed the request despatched by the Sindh authorities however unanimously rejected it and reiterated that the native physique polls will go forward as deliberate.

The ECP additionally determined that the Ministry of Inside might be communicated to make sure the presence of Military and Rangers personnel at most delicate polling stations throughout the province.

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