Local government: ECP postpones elections on reserved seats

Published: December 24, 2015
Election Commission of Pakistan. PHOTO: FILE

Election Commission of Pakistan. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) postponed on Wednesday the elections on reserved seats for local government setup in Sindh, the provincial ECP office confirmed on Thursday.

According to the earlier schedule, the elections day for indirect seats of women, peasants, minorities and youth were expected to be held on January 10, in district councils, municipal corporations, district municipal corporations and metropolitan corporations. On the other hand, elections for reserved seats in the union councils, union committees, town committees and municipal committees, were scheduled for January 14.

“The ECP will reschedule the date after the completion of polls in the remaining constituencies,” said the Sindh election commissioner Tanveer Zaki, adding that the complete houses have to elect their members on reserved seats. Zaki confirmed that the ECP has postponed the schedule due to pending elections in different areas.

To complete the houses, elected members of the local government will elect women, peasants, youth and labourers, according to the quota. For each house, 33 per cent seats have been reserved for women, while five per cent each have been kept for peasants, youth and non-Muslims.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 25th, 2015.

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