KP govt postpones local body polls for two years
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has postponed the local body elections in the province for two years owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the details, the provincial assembly has approved ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Epidemic Control and Emergency Relief Ordinance-2020’ under which the local government elections have been postponed for two years.
Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information and Local Government Kamran Khan Bangash said that the government will hold local body elections in the province in August 2021.
He maintained that they were in contact with the Election Commission of Pakistan, adding that elections were not possible amid COVID-19 outbreak in the province.