ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to apprise the Supreme Court that holding the Local Bodies elections in the current year is not possible.
According to reports, the ECP has decided to inform the apex court about not holding the Local Bodies election this year as the provincial governments have not yet provided them with the rules and new delimitation of constituencies.
Therefore, it is not possible for the ECP to hold the Local Bodies polls, the report said.
Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has said that work regarding new delimitations in Sindh will be completed in one month.
On Monday, while addressing the annual dinner of Karachi Association of Trade and Industry, he said that new delimitations are being done as per orders of the Supreme Court and it will be done where it is needed.
“Delimitations were also done in 2001 but nobody at that time objected and now if anyone has any objection he should consult SC in this regard”, he added.
Replying to query, he stated that during 13 years population has massively increased and new delimitations are necessary as similar to the volume of population. He said: “Sword of SC regarding Local Bodies polls is hanging over the head of the government and LB polls will be conducted following the directives of the SC”.
Earlier in his address, CM said, economic progress of the country depends on peace in Karachi and with the cooperation of business community and public, government will eliminate extortion, target killing and other crimes from the City.
Rangers and police are working on the right track to establish peace in the City and people will be provided security also, he added.
“Infrastructure system of industrial zone of Karachi including others also, will be strengthened and every measure will be taken to resolve the issues of industrialists”, he concluded.