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SC seeks dates for LG elections in Sindh and Punjab

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has sought dates for local government elections in Sindh and Punjab tomorrow (Thursday), ARY News reported on Wednesday.

A three-member SC bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Tasaduq Hussain Jillani resumed the hearing of case regarding local government elections in Sindh and Punjab.

Lawyer Election Commission of Pakistan Akram Sheikh told the court that the basis of transparent election was dependent on fair delimitations.  The Pakistan People’s Party requested that Lateef Khosa be allowed to become a party in the case, which was allowed by the court.

The court observed that the PPP was giving authority to commissioners in Sindh, but opposing the same in Punjab. The apex court sought a written reply from the PPP on Thursday whether the ECP could undertake delimitations.

While, the ECP agreed to hold delimitations and additional secretary ECP told the court that they had skilled and competent staff that could get delimitations carried out . The court also sought ECP’s reply on the matter.

Justice Khilji Arif observed that manifesto of every party had provision of holding LG elections, but no one had interest in it.

The hearing was adjourned till tomorrow (Thursday).

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