IHC postpones LG elections in Islamabad

The IHC postpones native physique elections in Islamabad. — IHC web site/File 

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) on Wednesday postponed the native authorities’s elections in Islamabad and directed the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) to concern a revised schedule for polls inside 65 days after finalizing the delimitations.

The IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued the ruling whereas listening to the petitions filed by the PTI and PML-N.

On June 2, the ECP issued a schedule for holding the native physique elections in 50 union councils of the capital on July 31.

Later, the political events moved the IHC searching for orders to cease holding of LG elections within the capital with out growing the variety of union councils.

On the outset of as we speak’s listening to, Justice Minallah requested, “In what number of days will the election be held?

The officers of the ECP informed the courtroom that the elections could possibly be held in 60 to 60 days. At this, the choose ordered that ECP to not shift votes from one ward to a different ward throughout the brand new delimitations and adjourned the listening to.

Speaking to journalists following the judgment, PML-N chief Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhary appreciated the decision and termed it a well timed determination for the dwellers of Islamabad.

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