The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday rejected the Sindh government’s plea for further postponement of the local body elections in Karachi.
A day earlier, the Sindh government wrote a letter to the ECP seeking postponement of the local body elections for three months in the Karachi and Hyderabad divisions. The local body polls are scheduled to be held in Karachi on October 23.
In its response, the election body said that it is the responsibility of the provincial government and law enforcement agencies to maintain law and order during the polls.
The ECP, therefore, directed the provincial government to ensure police deployment during the election in the port city.