ECP to decide Karachi LG polls case today

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will take up the case pertaining to local government (LG) elections in Karachi and Hyderabad today Wednesday. Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab will appear before ECP on behalf of the provincial government. The Karachi administrator will brief the electoral body regarding the law and order situation in the port city.

Nisar Khuhro will represent Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in tomorrow’s meeting while former law minister Farogh Naseem and Waseem Akhtar would appear before EP as MQM-P representatives. The meeting will be chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja. In its written response, the provincial government earlier stated the LG elections are not possible due to the unavailability of the required police force in Sindh

It was also pointed out that additional police personnel have been sent to Islamabad at the interior ministry’s request. The report further said that the police personnel cannot leave the flood-affected areas. Peaceful local government are not possible at this moment, the report added.

 

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