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.
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.
Sources told Dawn that the local government department had put up the delimitation rules to the chief minister on Oct 4 but they had yet to be approved.
Under Section 219(4) of the Elections Act, 2017, the Election Commission of Pakistan is bound to hold elections within 120 days of the completion of the term of local bodies in provinces, cantonment areas and Islamabad Capital Territory.
Also, it binds the ECP to announce the election schedule in consultation with the federal or relevant provincial government.
The last local government setup in KP was dissolved on Aug 28, so elections for the next local bodies are to be held by Dec 27 under the law.
Sources said the delimitation rules would be presented before the provincial cabinet for approval after the chief minister okayed them.
The PTI won three out of the four union councils – I-8, F-10/F-11 and Tumair – in the capital’s first even local government elections in November 2015. The four union council, Badhana Kalan, was won by a candidate from the PML-N.
The PML-N won 21 of the capital’s 50 union councils in 2015, while the PTI won 17. Another 11 independent union council chairmen also joined the PML-N, giving the party easy victories in the election ofthe city’s mayor and deputy mayors.
Sources said the PTI and PML-N are trying to field strong candidates in Badhana Kalan. Pundits said that the PTI would not have a problem winning the vice chairman election in union council 46, as the party is in a better position in this union council than the PML-N, which is struggling to find a suitable candidate.
This time there will be a tough competition in Sihala Union Council of ICT administration. Both PML(N) and PTI are ready to fight against each other. This UC falls under the MNA ship of Dr. Fazal Ch.
The petition, submitted through its additional central organizer Saifullah Khan Niazi, will be fixed for hearing next week. The petitioner has nominated the Election Commission of Islamabad, De-Limitation Authority ICT and District Election Commissioner/Delimitation Officer Chaudhry Aleem Shahab as respondents. The petitioner maintained that for the purpose of LB elections in Islamabad, the ICT Local Government Act 2015 had been promulgated. Pursuant to this, the de-limitation officer did delimitation of 50 union councils with six wards in each union council and issued a final list on September 29, 2015.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) assured the Supreme Court on Thursday that the schedule for holding the first-ever party-based local government polls in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) will be announced on Friday.
ECP Additional Director General (Law) Mohammad Arshad assured the court that the schedule will be announced on Friday after Additional Attorney General (AAG) Aamir Rehman told a three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Jawwad S Khawaja that the rules under which the polls were to be held had been drawn up.
The Islamabad High Court issued notices on Monday to the respondents in plea challenging the upcoming Local Bodies LB elections in the capital territory for July 17.
A two-judge division bench, comprising Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi and Justice Aamer Farooq, issued notices on the petition filed by four residents of the ICT to restrain the federal government and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from conducting LB elections in the capital till legal ambiguity was addressed.
The petitioners through their counsel Mubeenuddin Qazi had challenged the April 27 notification regarding delimitation and structure of the Local Government in ICT.
They further requested the court to declare the delimitation process initiated by the ECP for Local Government elections in ICT illegal and unconstitutional until the ICT LG Act bill is passed by the senate.
The court issued notices to the Attorney General of Pakistan as well as the officials of the ECP, and ICT while seeking their reply within fortnight.