The Sindh government has excused itself from holding local government (LG) polls for three months in its reply to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
The Sindh government sent a letter to the ECP regarding the organisation of LG elections in the province. The letter stated that the Sindh authorities are unable to organise LG polls for at least three months.
It stated that the duty of LG elections could not be performed due to the unavailability of the required police force in Sindh. According to the Karachi police department, 37,000 police officials are required for security duties during LG polls.
The provincial authorities said that 17,000 cops could not leave the flood-hit districts, whereas, 5,000 Sindh police officials were sent to Islamabad at the request of the interior ministry.—INP