Election Commission meeting discusses schedule for Local Government Elections in Punjab and Sindh Provinces

Election Commission meeting discusses schedule for Local Government Elections in Punjab and Sindh Provinces

 

Islamabad, August 17, 2015 (PPI-OT): A meeting of the Election Commission under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Chief Election Commissioner, Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan was held today to discuss the proposed schedule for Local Government Elections in Punjab and Sind Provinces. Hon’ble Members of the Election Commission, Chief Secretary Sindh, Secretaries Local Government, Provincial Election Commissioners of Punjab and Sindh and officers of the Election Commission of Pakistan attended the meeting.

The Chief Secretary Sindh, Secretary Local Government Punjab and other participants briefed the Commission on the preoccupation of Provincial and District Administration, who also perform duties of District Returning Officers/ Returning Officers; in rehabilitation of the flood affected people and the law and order situation in general and particularly in Muharram.

An earnest thought was given to the schedule submitted before the Apex Court in present scenario especially regarding the issues of rains and floods, Muharram, Hajj seasons, training of huge number of polling staff and updation/ printing of electoral rolls. It was also pointed out that almost all official buildings i.e. schools, hospitals etc. were occupied by the flood affected people and could not be used as polling stations.

The Commission was also informed that more than one hundred appeals have been filed in Punjab and Sindh High Courts regarding delimitations of constituencies which need to be disposed-off before issuance of election schedule for Local Government Elections in both the provinces. It was also considered that in case of issuance of election schedule; corrections, insertions and deletion in the Electoral Rolls could not be made.

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Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)
Election Commission of Pakistan Secretariat,
Election House, Constitution Avenue G-5/2,
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