Polls for Cantonment Boards will be in September 2021

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has Friday announced the dates for pending local bodies elections in cantonment boards across the country, ARY News reported.

The polls will take place on September 9 while the day bracket to file nominations is set at July 26- to 29, ECP said.
ECP underlined the fact that the new constituencies of cantonment boards were carried out only in recent months.

LHC restores cantonment boards across country

After the restoration of Punjabs local bodies by the Supreme Court, the Lahore High Court has also restored the cantonment boards across the country.

In October last year, the Military Lands and Cantonments, citing a federal cabinet decision, dissolved elected boards of 44 cantonments, replacing them with mini-boards.

The notification of the federal government was challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC) by Malik Munir Ahmad and Raja Irfan Imtiaz, the vice presidents of Rawalpindi and Chaklala cantonment boards, respectively through Advocate Razzaq A Mirza.

Justice Shahid Jamil of the LHC Rawalpindi bench had reserved the verdict after hearing the views of the lawyers of the petitioners and the government as well as the Election Commission of Pakistan.

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