Islamabad High Court directs ECP to hold LG elections in Islamabad tomorrow

Canada Global (Web News) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has been ordered by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to hold local body elections in the federal capital tomorrow (Saturday).

The decision by the ECP to postpone the local government elections set for December 31 was overturned by IHC Judge Justice Arbab Muhammad Tahir on Friday. He then directed the election monitor to hold the elections in 101 union councils of the federal capital on the scheduled day.

Justice Arbab Muhammad Tahir had earlier today put off making a ruling on the PTI’s petition challenging the ECP’s election postponement decision.

The ECP had agreed to hold local body elections in Islamabad in seven to ten days during the case hearing, but held the province and federal governments accountable for failing to organise local body polls on time.

The comment was made by the electoral body in a written statement it provided to the IHC in a lawsuit involving the capital’s postponement of the LB elections.

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