Tuesday October 11, 2022

ECP Announces To Hold LB-Elections In Karachi As Per Scheduled On October 23

Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) today announced that second phase of local bodies elections will be held in Karachi division as per scheduled on October 23.

An important huddle of the ECP was held today in chair of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikander Sultan Raja at the ECP secretariat In Islamabad.

Secretary ECP, secretary interior, secretary defence, Chief secretaries, Inspector General (IG) Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) were in attendance.

The CEC Sikander Sultan Raja stressed importance of a peaceful holding of by-elections and local bodies elections in all the divisions of Karachi as per the second phase of local bodies election.

The Secretary ECP apprised the meeting that all the preparations have completed for holding of by-elections in nine seats of National Assembly (NA) and three provincial assembly seats and the second phase of local bodies elections in all the districts of Karachi.

Secretary interior, secretary defence, Chief secretaries, IGs and representatives of other security institutions presented their separate point of view in the huddle.

The meeting decided that by-elections in the nine NA seats and three provincial assembly seats will be held as per scheduled on October 16.

On the other hand, the meeting decided that the by- elections at NA-45 District Kurram will not be held as per scheduled on October 16 as the law and order situation of the area is not better.

The by-elections in this NA constituency will be announced later, the ECP said.

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