Election Commission of Pakistan has rejected the request of the Sindh government to postpone the local body elections in Karachi and Hyderabad
The Election Commission of Pakistan has rejected the request of the Sindh government to postpone the local body elections in Karachi and Hyderabad, announcing that the elections will be held tomorrow. An important meeting was held at the Election Commission headquarters in Islamabad, which was chaired by the Chief Election Commissioner, Sikandar Sultan Raja, and attended by the Secretary of the Election Commission, Umar Hameed, and the Provincial Election Commissioner of Karachi, Ejaz Anwar Chauhan. The meeting decided that the local body elections in Karachi, Hyderabad, and Dadu will be held as planned.
The Election Commission also issued a statement in which it stated that the Sindh government should make fool-proof arrangements for peaceful elections. The Provincial Election Commission spokesperson, Ejaz Anwar, also informed the media that the local body elections in Karachi and Hyderabad will be held tomorrow and that the Election Commission is ready to fulfill its constitutional responsibility. He added that the Sindh government is also bound by the constitution to fulfill its responsibilities regarding the elections.
It should be noted that the Sindh government had requested the Election Commission to postpone the municipal elections of Karachi and Hyderabad yesterday, citing security concerns. Sensitive institutions had also requested for the postponement of the elections.