Punjab wants to hold LG polls in three phases

Decides to conduct first round of elections in areas where PTI is strong

By: News Desk      Published: 11:17 AM, 24 Nov, 2021
Punjab wants to hold LG polls in three phases
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The Punjab government has decided to hold the local government elections in phases as ministers have suggested to the provincial government to conduct the LG elections during the first phase in areas where the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is strong, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Sources informed the TV channel on Wednesday that the Election Commission of Pakistan suggested to hold local government polls in two phases.  

The sources further revealed it was suggested that in the first phase, the LG polls be held in South Punjab, in the second phase in North Punjab and in the last phase, the elections be conducted in Central Punjab

However, the ECP has recommended conducting the local government elections in two phases.

The Punjab government is currently holding consultation with the ECP in this regard. The provincial government needs mammoth resources and has to take other large-scale measures to arrange for the polls in the province.

The provincial cabinet ministers were taken on board on the LG polls decisions during yesterday’s cabinet meeting. 

Sources divulged that many ministers were not agreeing with holding the LG polls in their respective areas during the first phase. But the ministers hailing from Faisalabad, Mianwali and Multan gave their consent agreeing to the idea that during first phase elections should be held in areas where the party rules the roost. 

Reporter Ali Ramay