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Sindh to write letter to ECP for LB Polls in March

KARACHI: Sindh government will send a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday (today) with suggestion of holding local bodies polls in the province in March next year, ARY News reports.  The election commission insists holding the local councils elections in Pakistan's southern province on January 18, as per the revised schedule. The election commission has issued the schedule of local bodies elections in Punjab. Polling for the election in the province will be held on January 30th. The ECP, however, put…

Impossible to hold LB Polls on 18th Jan, says Sharjeel

KARACHI: Information Minister of Sindh, Sharjeel Memon has said that it is impossible to hold the Local Bodies (LB) Elections on 18th January, ARY News reports. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Sharjeel Memon urged that the polls should be conducted in the month of March, next year. No hurry should be made for holding the elections, he added. He further stated that the date issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is a violation of the decision of the Sindh Assembly as the Sindh Local Government Act states…

Sindh Gov’t sincere in holding LB Polls, says Khoro

KARACHI: Nisar Khoro, Senior Provincial Minister of Sindh, has said that no hurry should be made in the Local Bodies (LB) Elections, ARY News reports on Monday. He said that the Sindh Government is sincere in holding LB Polls, but asking for 90 more days, which is not a bad thing. Khoro claimed that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) wants the polls to be held on due time, however reasonable time should be granted for polls that are being held after 8 years.

LB Polls: NA resolution should not be ignored, says Bilawal

KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), stated on Tuesday that the resolution regarding the Local Bodies (LB) Elections in the National Assembly of Pakistan, should not be ignored, ARY News reports. Earlier, National Assembly (NA) passed a resolution to delay the LB Elections till March 2014. While expressing his opinion on a social media website, Bilal Bhutto Zardari stated that fingers were raised in the General Elections held in May. The decisions made by the Supreme Court of Pakistan…

LHC orders LB Polls in Punjab on party basis

LAHORE: Lahore High Court on Thursday ordered for holding local government elections in Punjab on party basis.Petitions challenging holding of the local bodies elections under Punjab Local  overnment Act 2013 was heard by a bench of the Lahore High Court. The bench had reserved its verdict on the identical petitions on November 1st. Various political parties, lawyers and others had filed petitions against holding local government elections on non-party basis in the province.