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