Charjeel Memon, Minister of Information for Sindh. said on Tuesday that The provincial government is set to hold local government (LG) elections on October 23.
After the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced the postponement of Karachi elections, LG Information Minister Sindh Sharjeel Memon claimed that the provincial government was ready to hold LG elections at any time. Sindh government ready to hold LG
In a statement, the minister said the provincial government had written to the ECP to hold LG’s election in two stages due to the shortage of relevant staff following the rain emergency.
He added that the Election Commission rejected the offer. “The Election Commission is a respected institution for us. The Sindh government is ready to hold LG elections on October 23.”
Before that, the Electoral Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had postponed. Local Government (LG) Elections In Karachi, it is set for October 23 after multiple requests from the Sindh government.
This is the third time the ECP has postponed LG’s second term elections in Sindh.
The decision came after the Sindh government made a third request for a three-month deferral. LG Poll in the seven districts of Karachi mention the shortage of personnel.
“Decisions are made in the best interest of the people for their safety and security. The election required a fixed deployment of law enforcement officials, which was rejected by the Interior. All 5,000 polling stations declared sensitivity,” it said in a statement.
LG Elections Phase 2 in Sindh has been postponed. The decision was made in the best interest of the public for safety and security. The election required the deployment of static law enforcement officers, which were rejected by the Interior. All 5,000 PS declared sensitive.
— Haroon Shinwari, ECP spokesperson (@HaroonS2021) October 18, 2022
The press release states that the ECP had no choice but to postpone LG’s elections in seven districts of Karachi.
In addition, the ECP decided to hold another meeting after 15 days to finalize the local government election day.