Pakistan - Local Bodies Elections In Islamabad

In Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, local governance is administered through the Metropolitan Corporation of Islamabad (MCI). The MCI is responsible for the management and provision of services in the city, including urban planning, infrastructure development, sanitation, and maintenance of public amenities. Local bodies elections in Islamabad are held to elect representatives for the Union Councils, which are the basic administrative units at the grassroots level. Union Councils in Islamabad perform various functions related to local governance, such as maintenance of parks, street lighting, waste management, and community development.

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ECP announced revised constituencies for Islamabad local body elections

The Electoral Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday released the revised schedule of constituencies for local body elections in Islamabad.

According to the new dates, the constituencies for the local body elections will be done by May 6, objections are open till May 22.

The ECP will consider and decide on the objections filed on June 6 and release the final list of constituencies by June 9. - Posted on : 13-April-2023

ECP will distribute election symbols today

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will today hand out election symbols to candidates for the upcoming local body (LG) elections in Islamabad, ARY News reports.

Yesterday was the last day for the nomination letter to be withdrawn. The Commission will be handing out election symbols to the candidates today.

In addition, the list will also be released on Thursday evening. The spokesperson added that the Returning Officer (RO) will announce the names of the unopposed candidates.

Earlier, the ECP had rescheduled local body elections in Islamabad and now a vote is scheduled to be held on 31 December.

Election watchdog had earlier announced to hold local body elections on December 24.

As per the schedule, submission of nomination papers will be completed from November 7 to 11 and examination of nominated papers will be completed from November 15 to 18. - Posted on : 04-December-2022

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The ECP received 3,866 nominations for 1,212 MCI seats

Electoral bodies have submitted 3,866 nomination documents for 1,212 seats in Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (MCI) for local elections to be held on 31 December in all 101 union councils in Islamabad Metropolitan Region (ICT). received.

It received 537 nominations for 101 posts of UC Chair and Vice-Chair, 1,945 for 606 ordinary seats, 546 for 202 women seats, 344 for 101 youth seats and 348 for 101 seats. According to data released by the Pakistan Electoral Commission (ECP), there were 146 nominations for 101 non-Muslim seats.

On November 3, the Electoral Commission changed LGs voting date from his December 24 to his December 31, but left the rest of the election schedule unchanged. We know that the date of the LG election was changed on December 24th due to the involvement of some of his ECP executives.

The ICT local body ended his five-year term last February.

After that, however, the implementation of the LG election was delayed for some reason.

The ECP announced the ICTs LG election on July 31 this year, but the federal government tried to delay the election on the pretext of increasing the number of ICTs UCs ​​from 50 to 101. A related lawsuit is pending before the Islamabad High Court (IHC). ).

On October 20th, the ECP finally announced the schedule for the ICTs LG election.

According to this schedule, notices calling for nominations for LG elections will be issued on November 1, submission dates for nomination documents: November 7-11, announcement of candidate names: November 14, review of nomination documents: November 15-18. Appeals against acceptance/rejection of candidature documents: November 21-23; Appeals by appeals bodies: November 28; Candidate list revisions: November 29; Candidate withdrawals: November 30 Date, Candidature Scoring: December 1st - Revised Voting Date: December 31st. - Posted on : 16-November-2022

New date for the Islamabad LG Elections

The Election Commission of Pakistan has revised the previous date of 24 December and announced a new date of 31 December for local body elections in the Capital Region of Islamabad. Following the outcry of the Christian community in the federal capital, Islamabads election plans were changed. The chairman of the Election Commission will change the date to 24 December. He will be busy with preparations for the Christmas celebration.

In a notification shared with the media on Friday, the ECP announced that "The Election Commission of Pakistan has decided to revise the previously notified voting day for holding local government elections in the Capital Region of Islamabad and change it to 31 December 2022." happy to designate as voting day."

According to sources in the ECP, the Chair of the Election Commission (CEC) took note of the concerns expressed by the Christian community regarding the setting of voting day on December 24 and directed the office to reconsider it as their concerns are real and so are those of a large part of the Christian community. If elections are held on December 24, members will be disenfranchised.

A day earlier, Pakistan Observer had published a story reflecting the sentiments of Islamabads Christian community and informed the commission of their sentiments. Addressing Pakistan Observer, National Human Rights Commission (NCHR) Member (Minority) Manzoor Masih welcomed the decision and thanked the ECP for listening and acting on the sincere requests of the Christian community.

Still, in a letter addressed to the ECP a few days ago, he asked for a postponement of the December 24 elections in that city, arguing that that day would coincide with Christmas and would affect celebration preparations. .

In the letter, he said that the vision of the NCHR is to see a developed Pakistan where human rights of all religions, castes and races are respected and upheld. - Posted on : 06-November-2022

اسلام آباد کی حتمی حد بندی کا اعلان

الیکشن کمیشن آف پاکستان (ای سی پی) جمعہ کو بلدیاتی انتخابات سے قبل وفاقی دارالحکومت میں حلقہ بندیوں کی نئی حلقہ بندیوں کی تشہیر کرے گا۔

ذرائع کا کہنا ہے کہ اسلام آباد میں یونین کونسلوں کی تعداد 50 سے بڑھا کر 101 کر دی گئی، ای سی پی اسلام آباد کی نئی 101 یونین کونسلوں کا نوٹیفکیشن آج جاری کرے گا۔

حتمی حد بندی فہرست کی اشاعت کے بعد وفاقی دارالحکومت میں بلدیاتی انتخابات ستمبر میں ہوں گے۔ پاکستان تحریک انصاف، پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی، مسلم لیگ (ن)، جماعت اسلامی اور دیگر جماعتوں نے اسلام آباد میں یونین کونسلوں کی تعداد بڑھانے کی حمایت کی ہے۔

قبل ازیں ریجنل الیکشن کمشنر راولپنڈی علیم شہاب نے نئی حلقہ بندیوں کے خلاف سیاسی جماعتوں، آزاد امیدواروں اور اسلام آباد کے شہریوں کے اعتراضات کی سماعت کی۔ اپیلٹ اتھارٹی کے مطابق نئی یونین کونسلوں کے خلاف کل 165 اعتراضات دائر کیے گئے جن میں سے 60 اعتراضات مسترد، 94 منظور اور 11 کو جزوی طور پر منظور کیا گیا اور ان اعتراضات پر فیصلہ سنایا گیا۔

ذرائع کا کہنا ہے کہ اپیلٹ اتھارٹی نے اعتراضات نمٹانے کے بعد اپنی مکمل رپورٹ بھی ای سی پی کو بھجوا دی ہے۔ ذرائع نے یہ بھی بتایا کہ مجموعی طور پر 11 اسٹیک ہولڈرز نے بھی اپیلٹ اتھارٹی کے فیصلے کو اسلام آباد ہائی کورٹ میں چیلنج کرنے کا اعلان کیا ہے۔

سب سے زیادہ اعتراضات اسلام آباد کے مضافاتی علاقوں کے امیدواروں کی جانب سے دائر کیے گئے۔ ان میں بری امام، نور پور شاہاں، بہارہ کہو، علی پور، فراش، سہالہ، گولڑہ شریف، نیلور، سنگ جانی، سوہان، ترلائی اور روات کی یونین کونسلیں شامل ہیں۔

امیدواروں کی بڑی تعداد نے یونین کونسلوں، وارڈز اور بلاکس کی دو اور تین یونین کونسلوں میں تقسیم کو چیلنج کیا تھا۔ ان کی رائے تھی کہ حلقوں میں بلاکس کو الگ اور الگ نہیں کیا جانا چاہیے۔ ان کا کہنا تھا کہ اس تقسیم سے انتخابی مہم متاثر ہوگی اور ترقیاتی کاموں میں بھی خلل پڑے گا۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ ایک امیدوار کو ایک حلقے میں پڑنے والی آدھی گلی میں ترقیاتی کام کرنا ہوں گے جبکہ باقی آدھی گلی کو بغیر کام کے چھوڑنا ہو گا۔

اپیلٹ اتھارٹی نے ان اعتراضات کی 10 روز تک تفصیلی سماعت کی۔ کمیشن نے حلقہ بندیوں پر پیش رفت پر بھی اطمینان کا اظہار کیا۔ جس میں کہا گیا کہ تمام کام میرٹ پر اور قانون کے طے شدہ شیڈول کے مطابق مکمل کیے گئے ہیں۔ - Posted on : 27-August-2022

آئی ایچ سی نے اسلام آباد ایل جی آرڈیننس 2021 کو کالعدم قرا

اسلام آباد ہائی کورٹ (آئی ایچ سی) نے بدھ کے روز اسلام آباد لوکل گورنمنٹ آرڈیننس 2021 کو کالعدم قرار دیتے ہوئے الیکشن کمیشن آف پاکستان (ای سی پی) کو بلدیاتی انتخابات لوکل گورنمنٹ ایکٹ 2015 کے تحت کرانے کی ہدایت کی۔
کیس کی سماعت کی صدارت کرتے ہوئے، IHC کے جج جسٹس محسن اختر کیانی نے ایل جی اسلام آباد لوکل گورنمنٹ آرڈیننس 2021 کے خلاف یونین کونسل کے چیئرپرسن سردار مہتاب، کیپٹل ڈویلپمنٹ اتھارٹی کی لیبر یونین، اور CDA آفیسرز ایسوسی ایشن کی طرف سے دائر کی گئی متعدد درخواستوں پر فیصلہ دیا۔ مقدمے میں دلائل، مقامی میڈیا نے رپورٹ کیا۔

حکومتی وکیل نے کہا کہ پارلیمنٹ کا اجلاس 19 نومبر کو ختم ہونے کے بعد 13 نومبر کو آرڈیننس جاری کیا گیا تھا، بلدیاتی انتخابات قانون کے تحت رواں سال مئی میں کرانے کی تجویز ہے۔ وفاقی حکومت نے گزشتہ سال میٹروپولیٹن کارپوریشن اسلام آباد کے تحلیل ہونے کے بعد نئے بلدیاتی انتخابات کرانے کے لیے صدارتی آرڈیننس جاری کیا تھا۔ - Posted on : 17-March-2022

By Election in UC 40

ECP has announced that By-election in UC 40 (I-8), Islamabad will be held on 11th january 2020. Please come to vote your candidate. When we vote in the election it brings good representatives in bodies to work for our facilities. - Posted on : 04-January-2020

PTI decides to hold local polls in Punjab, K-P

A meeting of the core committee of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) decided on Wednesday to hold local bodies elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in order to redress the public grievance at their doorsteps.

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the meeting, which discussed matters pertaining to economy as well as the situation in occupied Kashmir were discussed. The prime minister took the participants into confidence over his recent visits to Saudi Arabia, Iran and China.

During the meeting, Imran told the participants that the local governments had a vital role in promoting good governance in the provinces. "We will resolve peoples problems at their doorsteps by holding local elections," he said. - Posted on : 20-October-2019

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