Sindh govt willing to hold LG polls in 16 districts

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The Sindh government on Thursday showed willingness to hold Local Government polls in 16 districts of the province except for two tehsils of Dadu district

The Sindh government has informed the Election Commission of Pakistan through a letter penned by the Hyderabad commissioner.

The letter states that due to floodwater in Khairpur Nathan Shah and Mehar, LG polls cannot be held in these two tehsils of Dadu district. The Sindh government has requested the ECP to suspend the election schedule in the area.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Pakistan has fixed the hearing of the Karachi local government polls case. The Election Commission will also hear the case related to the appointment of district administrators in Karachi.

The commission issued notices to the Sindh government, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan and Jamaat-e-Islami ahead of the hearing.