ECP files its report in SC in LB polls case

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ISLAMABAD, FEB 04 (Online): Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has filed its reply in Supreme Court (SC) in Local Bodies (LB) case.

The mention has been made about dates for holding local bodies election in Punjab, KP and Cantonment board in the reply filed by EC.

It was said in the reply that LB polls in KP will be held in phases. In the first phase LB polls will take place on April 08 , 2021 in KP. The LB polls in second phase will be held on May 29 this year in second phase in KP. The announcement for holding LB polls in first phase in KP will be made on February 12 and for the second phase on March 25.

In Punjab LB polls will take place in three phases. In first phase LB polls will be held on June, 20 , in second phase on July 16 and in third phase on August 08.

The announcement for holding LB polls in Punjab will also be made in phases. The announcement for first phase will be made on April, 12, 2021, for second phase on May 18 and for third phase announcement will be made on June 02.

ECP had told in its reply LB polls regarding cantonment boards will be held on April 08 and May 29, 2021. The announcement for holding LB polls in cantonment board for first phase will be made on February 12 and for the second phase on March 25.

The report further said that’ two meetings of ECP took place in the light of directives of SC. The matters related to holding LB polls in all the four provinces, Islamabad and cantonment boards came under discussion in the meeting. The minutes of both the meetings were also filed in SC.

The reply further said that the matter of holding LB polls in Sindh and Balochistan has been postponed.

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