- "Matter whitethorn beryllium fixed apical precedence connected contiguous basis", says ECP.
- ECP approached by parties that candidates arrested successful galore cities.
- "Obligated by Constitution to guarantee free, just elections," ECP maintains.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has asked the Sindh main caput to guarantee that members of electoral colleges crossed Sindh are disposable astatine their respective polling stations connected June 15 — the time of polling to elite the heads of the section councils.
In a notification, the predetermination committee stated: “In bid to guarantee that nary 1 is deprived of their close to vote, you [chief caput Sindh] are requested to guarantee that the members of acrophobic electoral colleges are disposable astatine their respective polling stations connected the canvass dates. The substance whitethorn beryllium fixed apical precedence connected an contiguous basis.”
The section councils see metropolitan corporations, municipal corporations, municipal committees, municipality municipal committees and territory councils.
The committee further said that it has been approached by assorted governmental parties and contesting candidates, who person intimated that their candidates person been arrested and are nether detention successful antithetic cases successful the state of Sindh.
The electoral assemblage further added that it is nether a law work to guarantee that the predetermination is conducted honestly, justly, reasonably and successful accordance with the law.
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) mayoral campaigner Hafiz Naeemur Rehman, past week, submitted a petition to the Sindh High Court (SHC) alleging that the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was utilizing authorities machinery to unafraid the coveted station successful Karachi.
Rehman said amerciable measures were taken by the provincial authorities and functionaries during the predetermination process, and present they had started pressurising assembly members, particularly those elected connected the PTI ticket, by constabulary raids connected their residences, threats by rouge elements and engagement of elected candidates successful mendacious cases and unsighted FIRs.