Karachi Hyderabad LG polls to be held on Jan 15 as per schedule. According to a revised voter list, the Election Commission rejects the MQM-request P’s to hold LG elections in Hyderabad and Karachi.
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) appeal was denied by the. Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday, and it was decid that the schedul . Local body elections in Hyderabad and Karachi will take place on January 15 as planned.
The dec was made at the same time that. The electoral body issu its reserve judgement regard . The MQM-argument P’s that local elect should be held us the revis voter lists. The MQM-P had contested the ECP’s decision to potentially utilise two different. Eectoral rolls in the local government elections at the same time Seriesmy
The decision n reserved on Friday by a three-member electoral body bench, presid over by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja. The Jamat-e-Islami (JI) petition, which had contacted.
The electoral watchdog for hold elections in accordance with the schedule, was accept by the ECP while the. MQM-P’s request was reject . Annou c the verdict toda e. ECP direct the autho to ens that elect are on time.
During the last hearing, the chief election commissioner told the MQM. P lawyer that he has gone to various forums, however, the issue of electoral rolls was never raise before.
He instructed the attorney to bring up any more issues so they may be combine .
The CEC rejected the lawyer’s assertion, adding that he was making a mistake over the two electoral records. Do you believe you can postpone the polls once more? Your arguments are currently irrelevant,” he said. As it is the responsibility of the Election Commission of Pakistan to conduct the elections, CEC Raja emphasis that the local government elections in Karachi will not be postpon .
Following the decision, the two most populous cities in Sindh will hold local body elections using the outdated voter lists. The Election Commission has also finished all preparations for the January 15 elections in Hyderabad and Karachi.
The second round of the local government elections in Hyderabad and. Karachi were originally schedul to take place on July 24, 2022, but the ECP postpon them due to the province’s following flooding and excessive rainfall.
The LG elections were originally schedul on August 28. But they were again postpon for the same reason. The majority of the voting places ha n made inaccessible to voters, according to the commission.
The province government requested a three-month postponement of the elections after the. ECP rescheduled them for October 23 on October 18, 2022. Because the provincial government had deployed police in the flooded districts, it was unable to ensure the necessary degree of protection for the elections.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) petitioned the Sindh. High Court after the delays kept happening, and on November 15, 2022, the court ordered the ECP to declare the date of the LG elections within 15 days. The ECP announced the revised date of January 15 on November 22.
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