Ministry rejects ECP funds request for Cantt Boards elections
The holding of Cantonment Boards local bodies elections on time throughout the country has been thrown into doubt after the federal finance ministry declined to issue funds for the purpose, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The other day the ECP penned a letter to the Federal Ministry of Finance stating that there is a need for Rs215 million funds for conducting the elections. “If the money is not provided immediately, there will be no option but to postpone the elections,” it added.
Local government elections 2021 will be held in Attock, Bahawalpur, Bannu, Chaklala, Cherat, Clifton, Dera Ismail Khan, Faisal, Gujranwala, Havelian, Hyderabad, Jhelum, Kamra, Karachi, Kharian, Kohat, Korangi, Lahore, Loralai, Mangla, Mardan, Multan, Murree, Malir, Manora, Nowshera, Okara, Pano Aqil, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Risalpur, Sanjwal, Sargodha, Shorkot, Sialkot, Taxila, Wah, Walton and Zhob cantonment of Pakistan on 09-09-2021.