ECP rejects Punjab’s request for putting off  NA-133 by-polls 

By: News Desk      Published: 09:28 PM, 1 Nov, 2021
ECP rejects Punjab’s request for putting off  NA-133 by-polls 

The Election Commission of Pakistan has rejected the request made by the Punjab government to postpone the NA-133 by-election, the 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Monday.

According to a spokesperson, the commission was not considering deferment of by-polls. The schedule has been announced and December 5 will be a polling day. 

The Punjab government made the request for the postponement of the NA-133 (Lahore) by-election in wake of the TLP march.

The Lahore District Intelligence Committee on October 28 strongly recommended putting off the by-election.

A letter written to the ECP stated that the provincial government was committed to making all-out efforts to hold free and fair elections in a safe and secure environment in compliance with the ECP’s decision, but the TLP started a violent “Long March” towards Islamabad.  

“These protesters are seriously undermining the safety and security of lives and properties of the public at large,” it added.