SC rejects KP govt’s request to change LB elections schedule

Staff Reporter

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday rejected the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government’s request for a change in the schedule of local body elections.

A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial, heard the K-P government’s appeal against the Peshawar High Court’s (PHC) order to hold local body elections in the province on a party basis.

The advocate general KP pleaded that elections were not the only matter and true representation was required.

“There is no provision in the law for the order passed by the PHC, if the court does not grant restraining orders, then allow the date of election to be changed,” he requested.

The SC, however, rejected the request, maintaining that the local body elections in KP will be held on a party basis as per schedule.vz

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