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Islamabad High Court postpones LB elections in the capital city

ECP told the court that the commission will first complete the delimitation of the constituencies then the schedule for the LG elections will be issued within 60 days.

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court has postponed the local government elections in the federal capital as the ECP has sought time to complete the delimitation process.

The IHC issued the order during the hearing of petitions filed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) for the postponement of local bodies elections in Islamabad. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah was hearing the case.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) told the court that the commission will first complete the delimitation of the constituencies then the schedule for the LG elections will be issued within 60 days.

The commission told the court that the government create hindrances in holding local bodies elections. It requested the court to order them to cooperate with the commission and fulfil its constitutional operation.

The court remarked that the petitions by the PPP and the PML-N has now become ineffective.

It ordered the ECP to complete the delimitation and issue new schedule for the LG elections in the federal capital within 65 days.

Javed Mahmood
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I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.

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