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PTI to challenge ECP’s decision of postponing Sindh local body elections

PTI has rejected the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision to postpone the Sindh local body elections and intends to fight it in court.

While addressing a crowd in Hyderabad, PTI leader and ex-minister Ali Zaidi said the party rejected the ECP’s decision while pointing out that the commission was already divisive.

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The Pakistan Meteorological Department’s most recent rain forecast caused ECP to postpone the second round of Sindh’s local body elections.

On Wednesday, Met Office predicted in a statement that heavy rains will return to several regions of Sindh, including Karachi.

The decision to postpone the Sindh local government elections was made during a meeting presided over by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja.

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The Mutahidda Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, the Grand Democratic Alliance’s chief secretary, and the provincial election commissioner all asked for the decision to be made.

Election Commission of Pakistan spokesperson stated that the second round of Sindh’s municipal elections would now be held on August 28, 2022.

Former governor of Sindh Imran Ismail said that the NA-245 election and the local body polls being postponed were a symbol of the PPP and MQM-P’s loss.

He asserted that the “thappa” mafia has escaped once more today and that those who buy and sell consciences are evading the Sindh elections by opening a market in Punjab.

During a news conference in Karachi, PTI leader Khurram Sher Zaman said that the ECP had failed to hold fair elections. He asserted that the poll was rigged in advance by the MQM-P and PPP and that the election commissioner should resign.

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