Court postpones local bodies elections in Islamabad
Orders ECP to carry out new delimitations and announce election schedule within 65 days
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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday accepted the petitions of the PML-N and the PPP to postpone the local bodies elections in Islamabad, directing the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to carry out new delimitations in the federal capital within 65 days and announce the election schedule, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The IHC was also requested to order the federal government to cooperate with the ECP in the execution of the local bodies elections. “The election schedule will be announced after the delimitation of new constituencies within 60 days,” said the ECP in the court.
“The governments put hurdles in the execution of the local bodies elections. The court should direct the federal government to fulfill its constitutional responsibility regarding the local bodies elections,” it added.
“We believe in peaceful and transparent elections. The country will soon get good news on the economic front,” he added.
Reporter: Ehtisham Kiyani