Pakistan

Sindh releases schedule for elections of mayor, deputy mayor

KARACHI: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday released schedule for elections of the local government institutions in Sindh, ARY News reported.

Polling for mayor, deputy mayor, district chairman and deputy chairman would be held on August 24.

Polling for mayor, deputy mayor, district chairman and deputy chairman would be held on August 24. Candidates will submit nomination papers from Aug 05 to Aug 08, then the papers will be scrutinized from Aug 08 to Aug 10.

Appeal against rejection of nomination papers could be filed and decisions on those appeals would be announced on the same day, Aug 13. The candidates could withdraw their papers until Aug 15.

Final candidate list will be released on Aug 18, while results will be announced on Aug 25. The ECP will issue notification of successful candidates, who will later take oath on Aug 30.

All the vacant seats of Thatta, Gumbat and Khairpur will be filled. The ECP has also released code of conduct for the elections, according to which the government resources and influence would not be utilized.

This should be noted that ECP has two times earlier released local government elections schedule. Nonetheless, once the elections could not be held because of interference by the Supreme Court. The second time the elections were postponed due to non-posting of ECP members. Now, mayor-designate for Karachi is in police custody.

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