Times of Middle East

Govts, political events blamed for creating hurdles in LG polls

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has blamed all governments and political events for creating hurdles within the organisation of the native authorities (LG) polls, ARY News reported on Monday.

ECP sources instructed ARY News that every one governments and political events created hurdles in LG polls however the establishments made it potential to carry LG polls in cantonment boards and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province in addition to guaranteeing the organisation of the primary section of elections in Sindh and Balochistan.

The ECP sought a report from the inspector normal (IG) over untoward incidents that came about throughout Sindh LG polls in addition to summoning a probe report on alleged irregularities in poll papers and unavailability of polling workers within the province.


A report was sought on alleged harassment of a girl presiding officer (PO). Sources mentioned {that a} session shall be held with the legislation enforcement companies forward of Punjab by-polls.

Moreover, the ECP additionally took discover of the firing incident in PP-167 Lahore constituency and sought a report from a three-member inquiry committee inside 10 days.

Sources added that two individuals had died throughout the latest LG polls, whereas, the reported deaths throughout the 2015 LG polls have been 15. In 2015 LG polls, 13 untoward incidents had been reported, whereas, 10 irregularities and violence-related incidents have been reported within the latest native authorities elections.

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