ECP to con­duct 2018 elec­tions un­der ju­di­ciary

The Asian Age - - World - SHAFQAT ALI

◗ The ap­point­ments of dis­trict re­turn­ing of­fi­cers will be car­ried out by ju­di­cial of­fi­cials for which, let­ters have been dis­patched to the reg­is­trars of high courts

◗ Ear­lier, the ECP had is­sued a pre­lim­i­nary list of fresh de­lim­i­ta­tion of con­stituen­cies of pro­vin­cial and na­tional as­sem­blies for forth­com­ing Gen­eral Elec­tions 2018

Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Pak­istan ( ECP) on Fri­day de­cided to con­duct up­com­ing Gen­eral Elec­tions 2018 un­der the su­per­vi­sion of sub­or­di­nate courts.

In a state­ment is­sued by the com­mis­sion, the ap­point­ments of dis­trict re­turn­ing of­fi­cers will be car­ried out by ju­di­cial of­fi­cials for which, let­ters have been dis­patched to the reg­is­trars of high courts.

The com­mis­sion has also sought lists of dis­trict and ses­sion judges and civil judges from the regis­trar un­der sec­tion 50 and 51 of Elec­tion Act.

Ear­lier, the ECP had is­sued a pre­lim­i­nary list of fresh de­lim­i­ta­tion of con­stituen­cies of pro­vin­cial and na­tional as­sem­blies for forth­com­ing Gen­eral Elec­tions 2018.

Re­port­edly, con­stituency num­ber one is chalked out in Chi­tral while NA- 55 in At­tock is to be the first con­stituency in Pun­jab. Is­lam­abad and La­hore have an ad­di­tional seat this time while ob­jec­tions over the draft can be filed un­til April 3.

There are go­ing to be three con­stituen­cies in Is­lam­abad from NA- 52 to NA- 54. Rawalpindi is to com­prise NA- 56 to NA- 63

while con­stituen­cies in Faisal­abad are go­ing to be from NA- 101 to NA- 110, the Com­mis­sion said.

La­hore is go­ing to have as many as 14 seats in Gen­eral Elec­tions 2018 af­ter an ad­di­tion of a seat. NA- 239 to NA- 256 are to cover Karachi, Sindh’s densely pop­u­lated cap­i­tal that is home to over 20mil­lion peo­ple.

Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa prov­ince has four new con­stituen­cies tak­ing the num­ber of 39 while seven seats have been dis­solved in Pun­jab prov­ince pulling the num­ber down to 141.

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