ECP to announce date for local government polls in KP and Punjab today

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will make announcements about the local bodies elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and cantonment boards today (Monday).

The ECP has summoned the four provincial election commissioners, LG secretaries, military land director and the home secretary. Previously, the ECP met in January 21, to deliberate on the holding of local government elections in Punjab and KP, which took place in continuation of the meeting held on January 6, 2021. The Punjab government had suggested that local government elections in the province should be held in September in phases.

In the last meeting, the ECP had directed the Punjab government to let it know about a date for holding local body elections within 15 days. The ECP had raised doubts over the ‘seriousness’ of the Punjab government in holding local government elections.

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