CEC convenes meeting on general elections 2018

Work on delimitation of constituencies will begin from January 15


News Desk December 22, 2017
PHOTO: ECP.GOV.PK

The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Sardar Muhammad Raza convened a meeting on Friday to discuss general elections 2018.

Senate finally passes amendment bill on delimitation of constituencies

According to Express News, the Population Welfare Department will brief CEC on districts, towns, circles and blocks. Furthermore, the work on delimitation of national and provincial assembly constituencies will begin from January 15, 2018.

The session also discussed matters pertaining to electorates and facilities provided on polling stations including the provision of CCTV cameras at sensitive stations.

Postponement of polls in CEC’s village raises eyebrows

The election commission will also call upon secretaries to provide workforce for constituencies and initial census reports will be asked from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.

Election Commission has set a timeline to form constituent bodies from January 15 till May 20th.

The Senate on Tuesday passed an amendment to the Constitution to reallocate National Assembly seats among the federating units and allowing the election authorities revamp the boundaries of constituencies in accordance with the provisional results of this year’s population count.

Passing of the 24th Constitutional Amendment clears the hurdle for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold the coming general elections, due in July-August next year, on time. A total of 84 senators voted in in favour of the bill.

 

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