CEC sus­pends elec­tions on LG re­served seats

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

ISLAMABAD—The Chief Elec­tion Com­mis­sioner has sus­pended the sched­ules for elec­tions of the re­served seats, elec­tion to the po­si­tions of Chair­men/ Vice Chair­men and May­ors/ Deputy May­ors in Sindh Prov­ince and bye-elec­tion in Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa Prov­ince till the con­sti­tu­tion of the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Pak­istan.

The Chief Elec­tion Com­mis­sioner took the de­ci­sion af­ter the ten­ure of all four Mem­bers of the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion was com­pleted on 12.6.2016 and they have re­lin­quished charge of their of­fices and as such in com­plete Elec­tion Com­mis­sion can­not hold the elec­tions.

It is worth men­tion­ing that sched­ule for elec­tion of re­served seats, ad­min­is­tra­tion of oath to the elected coun­cilors and sub­se­quent elec­tions for Chair­men/ Vice Chair­men and May­ors/ Deputy May­ors etc. was is­sued in the prov­ince of Sindh on 9th June, 2016. Sim­i­larly, sched­ule for bye-elec­tions was is­sued in the prov­ince of Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa on 10th June, 2016 as per the rel­e­vant clauses of the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ments Acts of the provinces con­cerned.—DNA

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