Pakistan

ECP rejects Punjab Govt’s request to delay NA-149 by-polls

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on rejected the request of Punjab Government to postpone the by-elections in NA-149 Multan constituency, ARY News reports.

ECP has stated that the by-elections in Multan cannot be delayed. The by-polls will be held on 16th October as per the schedule.

Punjab Government had requested the election commission to postpone the by-elections on security grounds.

It should be noted that the seat was vacated after former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Makhdoom Javed Hashmi had announced his resignation. Hashmi earlier had announced that he will contest the election as an independent candidate.

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