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Pakistan regional political party urges polling body to postpone Sindh election

A regional party in Pakistan has urged the country’s electoral body to postpone local government elections in Sindh, fearing rigging by the province’s ruling Pakistan People’s Party, local media reported. Sindh United Party (SUP) General Secretary Amir Ali Thebo has asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to postpone the Phase I and Phase II elections, Dawn newspaper reported.

In a letter to the ECP, Thebo claimed that the ruling Pakistan People’s Party believed it would sweep the polls away with rigging, which it intended to do at all costs. This is against the law, fairness and conduct of elections as guaranteed by the Constitution and is also a violation of the Elections Act 2017. He recalled that his party had previously suggested at a conference of press that elections in Sindh should be overseen by the judiciary or reputable officers from federal institutions like Wapda, National Highway Authority (NHA) and Pakistan Railways to avoid malfeasance and ensure neutrality. But on the contrary, the ECP delegated powers to the government of Sindh to organize elections, he regretted. As a result, he alleged, the Sindh government started rigging the elections, Dawn said.

Earlier this month, the chairman of the Pakistani branch Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) of Sindh, Ali Zaidi, filed a petition with the Supreme Court, asking for the postponement of the upcoming local body elections in the province due to non-completion of boundaries and alleged non-compliance. of the Supreme Court’s verdict on local bodies, reported The Express Tribune. According to the notification issued by the ECP, the first phase of Local Government (LG) elections will be held on June 26 in Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad and Mirpurkhas divisions, while the second phase is expected to start on July 24 in Karachi. . , Hyderabad and Thatta.

A notification issued by the ECP indicates that the first phase of local government (LG) elections will be held on June 26 in Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad and Mirpurkhas divisions, while the second phase is expected to start on July 24 in Karachi. , Hyderabad and Thatta. (ANI)

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