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ECP confirms holding party-based LB elections

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday forwarded a letter to all political parties stating that the local body (LB) elections in the country will be held on party basis, ARY News reported.

According to details, the ECP Wednesday wrote a letter to all political parties with respect to conducting the LB elections on party basis.

The letter read that the countrywide LB polls will be held on party basis under the light of a verdict announced by the Lahore High Court (LHC).

A copy of the letter was also forwarded to the Director General (DG) Military Lands. The ECP directed all the candidates for Cantonment Board LB elections to submit their party certificates.

Earlier, the LHC had declared the orders of non-party based Cantonment Board LB elections null and void.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and different citizens had filed a petition in the LHC challenging the non-party based LB elections in Cantonment Board areas across the country.

 

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