ECP decides to hold LG polls in KP on party basis

Staff Reporter

Polling for the local body elections in 17 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be held on December 19, for which the Election Commission has decided to hold the elections on party basis.

The ECP has directed the Returning Officers to write the name of the party on the nomination papers.

According to the Commission, candidates can submit their party tickets at the time of allotment of election symbols or to the Returning Officer. “

Political parties can only issue tickets to candidates nominated for each category of council seat,” the commission said and added the heads of political parties should appoint an official at the district level for the issuance of party tickets.

The Election Commission asked the political parties to issue election tickets to the candidates for the seats on all categories ahead of the local government polls in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

An important session was held under the chair of the chief election commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja on Thursday regarding the KP LG polls. The session was attended by KP Information Minister Kamran Bangash and other senior officials.

ECP asked the political parties to issue election tickets for the reserved seats in all categories. The commission further announced that the candidates will be issued party symbols after the submission of election tickets issued by the political parties.

Moreover, the ECP directed to forward the names and designation of the persons issuing the election symbols.

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