LB polls in KP postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic

By: INP
Published: 10:36 PM, 17 Jul, 2020
LB polls in KP postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic
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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has postponed the local body elections in the province for two years owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the details, the provincial assembly, on Friday, approved ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Epidemic Control and Emergency Relief Ordinance-2020’ under which the local government elections have been postponed for two years.

Talking to journalist, Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information and Local Government Kamran Khan Bangash said that the government will hold local body elections in the province in August 2021.

He maintained that they were in contact with the Election Commission of Pakistan, adding that elections are not possible amid COVID-19 outbreak in the province.