PPP asks ECP to hold much-delayed by-elections in Sindh

By: News Desk      Published: 11:50 AM, 16 Dec, 2020
PPP asks ECP to hold much-delayed by-elections in Sindh

The ruling party in Sindh, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), has demanded of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold by-elections in three provincial constituencies deferred due to the coronavirus pandemic, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.

In a letter written to the ECP, PPP leader Taj Haider asked the Commission to conduct by-elections in three Sindh Assembly constituencies – PS-43 Sanghar, PS-52 Umarkot and PS-88 Malir.

Taj Haider was of the view that the coronavirus pandemic was almost non-existent in these three constituencies.

According to the TV channel, the ECP has received Taj Haider’s letter about by-elections.

The letter states that under Article 224(4) an election on a vacant should be held within 60 days. Many more days have passed after the first 60 days, it adds.

The letter argues that general elections were held in Gilgit Baltistan amid coronavirus spread. It requests for holding by-elections on the above-said vacant seats without further delay. 

The letter urges the Election Commission Sindh to issue an election schedule in this regard as soon as possible.

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has barred Election Commission from holding by-elections till January 31, 2021.