SHC rejects MQM, JI challenges to LB elections

Orders holding of local bodies polls in Sindh on June 26

By: News Desk
Published: 12:28 PM, 24 Jun, 2022
SHC rejects MQM, JI challenges to LB elections
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Rejecting the petitions filed by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday decreed that local bodies’ (LBs) elections would be held in Sindh on time, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

A two-member bench of the SHC, headed by Justice Junaid Ghaffar, heard the petitions. 

During the hearing, Justice Ghaffar asked as to why the LB polls had not been held within 120 days as ordered by the Supreme Court (SC). “Polls have already been held in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan,” he remarked. 

Counsel for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) replied that demarcations of the constituencies had resulted in the delay. 

The first phase of LB elections is going to be held in the province day after tomorrow (Sunday, June 26, 2022).

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