ECP begins delimitation process for elections

ECP announces schedule of by polls for Punjab MPAs vacant seats

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has begun preparations for the next general elections and an initial list of delimitations in the country would be released by May 24.

In a statement, the ECP said the delimitation process for national and provincial assemblies would continue until August 3. “The training process for the committees involved in the delimitation process is ongoing and the data has been obtained from concerned institutions,” the commission said.

The initial delimitation will be completed by May 24 and will be published by May 28, the statement said and added that appeals on it could be filed between May 29 to June 28.

The ECP said that the appeals would be heard between July 1 to 30 and a final list of the delimitations will be published on August 3.

It is pertinent to mention here that recently the Supreme Court returned a plea from Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) against the process.

The registrar of the apex court returned the PTI plea after raising objections that the petitioner has not approached the concerned forum for redressal of the issue.

The petition was directly filed in the Supreme Court despite having an opportunity to raise the matter at the concerned forum, the registrar said and further added that the petition also did not carry concerned certificates.

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