ECP postpones NA-245 Karachi by-election, LB polls in Sindh

By: News Desk
Published: 10:39 PM, 20 Jul, 2022
ECP postpones NA-245 Karachi by-election, LB polls in Sindh
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Observing the heavy rains in the next few days across Sindh, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Wednesday postponed the by-election in 245 Karachi and the second phase of local bodies' elections in the province.

According to the 24News HD TV channel, the Election Commission has informed the concerned departments about the decision.

As per the decision, due to heavy rains and Moharram-ul-Haram, the second phase of local bodies' elections will now be held at the end of August.

The commission said that due to possible rains from July 24 and Muharram, it is not possible to hold local bodies elections in Sindh on July 24.

In 16 districts of Sindh, local body elections are being considered on August 21 or 28, the Election Commission said.

On the other hand, the Election Commission has also postponed the NA-245 Karachi by-election scheduled on July 27.

Sindh Chief Secretary has issued a circular in which it is stated that heavy rains are likely to occur in Sindh from July 22.

Reporter: Usman Khan