ECP rejects Sindh govt’s decision on LG polls, sticks to Jan 15 date

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), rejecting the decision of the Sindh government, decided to stick to completing the second phase of local body elections in the province on January 15.

ECP members decided on this during a meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Sikander Sultan Raja at its headquarters in Islamabad today (Friday).

The second round of LG elections was scheduled to take place on July 24 last year, but the Sindh government had excused itself from holding the polls over the lack of security and police presence due to the flooding. The polls were then scheduled for August 28 and October 23 but were delayed back then as well.