ECP decides to hold LB polls in Punjab by April’s end

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) decided to hold local bodies elections in Punjab in the last week of April.

The Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja chaired meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The meeting was informed that the local bodies’ term in Punjab was expired on Jan 1, 2022 and the commission was going to start demarcations of constitutions for the third time.

The commission was asked to hold consultation with the representatives of provincial government for conducting the LG polls.

As per report, the Punjab government representative told the meeting that the draft rules would be put forward before the provincial cabinet during its next meeting. After the approval of the rules, their copies would be provided to the commission, he added.

The chief election commissioner commented that the ECP had either conducted or about to conduct LG polls in all other provinces. It has even given schedule for Islamabad LG polls, he added.

“Punjab is the only province where local government election could not be held,” CEC Raja said.

The meeting decided to hold the local bodies’ elections in Punjab in the last week of April.