ECP postpones LG polls in Hyderabad, to decide on Karachi today
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has postponed second phase of local government elections in Hyderabad division due to the devastation caused by torrential rains.
ECP has called a meeting to review the local body elections in the Karachi division today (Wednesday).3
ECP spokesperson Haroon Shinwari officially confirmed the development in a late-night statement on Tuesday, saying the decision was taken in view of the havoc wreaked by floods, the displacement of people, recommendations of the provincial election commissioner and district administration and weather reports.
The meeting of the Election Commission has been re-convened on 24th August 2022 to review the holding of local body elections in Karachi Division, considering various points raised by the Sindh government, difficulties and the weather report.
Earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had said that local body elections in Karachi will be held on August 28 as per schedule.