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IHC dismisses PTI’s petition on Islamabad’s local body elections

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday dismissed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) petition against the postponement of local body elections in the federal capital.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani heard a petition filed by the PTI against the postponement of local body elections in Islamabad during which the IHC Judge said that it was not the job of the Election Commission to look at the government.

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The Judge said that ECP has to conduct free elections and Capital Development Authority (CDA) had no authority to use local government funds.

PTI lawyer said that the President had not yet signed but the Election Commission had already understood that it had become law. He said that candidates had spent more than Rs500 million for the campaign of local body elections.

On this occasion, the Additional Attorney General took the stand that if there were 125 union councils then people will get better representation.

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Later the court declared PTI’s petition against the postponement of local body elections in Islamabad ineffective.

It is important to mention that Election Commission had announced December 31 as the date for the local body elections in Islamabad but the Interior Ministry had increased the number of Union Councils of the federal capital from 101 to 125.

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