ECP ini­ti­ates work on LB polls

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ISLAMABAD: The Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Pak­istan (ECP) have started work­ing on de­lim­i­ta­tion of lo­cal bod­ies elec­tions whereas a re­port on the steps taken for lo­cal bod­ies elec­tions has been sub­mit­ted in Supreme Court (SC) on Fri­day.

Ac­cord­ing to de­tails, ECP has started train­ings of dis­trict of­fi­cials re­gard­ing Pun­jab and Sindh de­lim­i­ta­tion that would be con­tin­ued till sec­ond week of Jan­uary.

How­ever, de­lim­i­ta­tion no­ti­fi­ca­tion and ver­i­fied maps of union coun­cils at ward-level have also been sought from Pun­jab and Sindh gov­ern­ments.

Ap­pris­ing the SC of prepa­ra­tions for lo­cal govern­ment polls, the ECP fur­ther said that the train­ing process will con­clude in sec­ond week of Jan­uary 2015, adding that com­mit­tees have been con­sti­tuted for pur­chase of ma­te­rial re­quired for de­lim­i­ta­tion work.

Fol­low­ing leg­is­la­tion in Sindh and Pun­jab, the ECP has now been em­pow­ered to draw new elec­toral bound­aries on UC and ward level. NNI

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