Karachi LG polls: MQM-P expresses reservations over ECP’s verdict

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KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has expressed its reservations over the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) verdict to carry native authorities (LG) elections in Karachi and Hyderabad, ARY News reported on Tuesday, citing sources.

According to particulars, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has summoned an emergency assembly of the Rabita Committee at 6pm over the ECP’s verdict to carry native authorities (LG) elections in Karachi and Hyderabad on January 15.

Sources informed ARY News that the assembly would think about using completely different choices for the electoral watchdog’s verdict. Sources with MQM-P claimed that it was inconceivable to carry elections with unjust delimitation of constituencies and voter lists.

“Elections cannot be held without implementing the Supreme Court’s decision,” stated sources whereas quoting MQM-P leaders.

Earlier within the day, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) introduced its verdict on holding native authorities elections within the Karachi and Hyderabad divisions.

A five-member bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja reserved the decision on Nov 15 after listening to the pleas in opposition to delay in holding the polls.

In its verdict, the election fee has introduced to organise LG polls in all districts of Karachi and Hyderabad on January 15.

The ECP additionally directed Interior Ministry, IGP Sindh to supply safety for LG elections in Karachi and Hyderabad on January 15.

Last week, the Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan to right away launch the schedule for LG polls in Karachi and Hyderabad.

Read extra: SHC orders ECP to launch schedule for LG polls in Karachi, Hyderabad

The reserved verdict on pleas filed by Jamaat-e-Islami and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, looking for fast LG polls in Karachi and Hyderabad, the court docket ordered Sindh authorities to supply safety and different services for the LG polls.

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