ECP rejects request for delay in NA-133 by-polls


The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected the Punjab government’s request to postpone the NA-133 by-election.

According to an ECP spokesperson, the commission was not considering deferment of by-polls. The schedule has been announced and the polling for the by-election will be held on December 5.

The Punjab government made a request for the postponement of the NA-133 (Lahore) by-election in wake of the TLP march.

The Lahore District Intelligence Committee on October 28 strongly recommended putting off the by-election.

A letter written to the ECP stated that the provincial government was committed to making all-out efforts to hold free and fair elections in a safe and secure environment in compliance with the ECP’s decision, but the TLP started a violent “Long March” towards Islamabad.

“These protesters are seriously undermining the safety and security of lives and properties of the public at large,” it added.



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