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  • ECP decides on KP, Punjab, cantonment boards polls at the moment
  • The ECP had raised doubts over the ‘seriousness’ of the Punjab authorities in holding LG polls
  • It had rejected the provincial authorities’s “excuse” of suspending the LG polls due to the coronavirus pandemic

ISLAMABAD: The Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) will make bulletins concerning the native our bodies elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and cantonment boards at the moment (Monday).

It’ll maintain one other assembly tomorrow (Tuesday) to determine on the LG polls in Sindh, Balochistan and Islamabad, a senior official was quoted as saying by The Information.

The ECP has summoned the 4 provincial election commissioners, LG secretaries, army land director and the house secretary.

Learn extra: Punjab govt suggests September for LG polls

Beforehand, the ECP met in January 21, to deliberate on the holding of native authorities elections in Punjab and KP, which happened in continuation of the assembly held on January 6, 2021.

The Punjab authorities had instructed that native authorities elections within the province ought to be held in September in phases.

Within the final assembly, the ECP had directed the Punjab authorities to let it find out about a date for holding native physique elections inside 15 days.

Learn extra: ECP thinks Punjab authorities not taking native our bodies election critically

It had additionally directed the provincial authorities to publish the names of village and neighbourhood councils by January 10, 2021 and provides the main points to the ECP.

The ECP had raised doubts over the ‘seriousness’ of the Punjab authorities in holding native authorities elections.

It had rejected the provincial authorities’s “excuse” of suspending the LG polls due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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