Islamabad LG polls to be held within 4 months: IHC


The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has resolved the long-standing dispute over local bodies elections in the federal capital with a decision that the polls will be held in 125 union councils (UCs) within the next 120 days. The court has also stated that the federal government will be prohibited from increasing UCs prior to the upcoming election.

The decision was made in response to intra-court appeals that were filed against the original decision regarding polls in Islamabad. The ruling will come as a relief to citizens of the city, who have been eagerly anticipating the holding of LG elections after a gap of several years.—INP