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Karachi local government election 2023
Today, on 5th January 2023 Local Government elections are holding in Karachi and Hyderabad the battle of Karachi. PTI, JI, PPP and TLP are participating in this election and MQM is Boycott The Local Election in Sindh Second Phase.
According to Aaj News, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday rejected the Sindh government’s decision and announced that local body elections in Karachi, Hyderabad and Dadu will be held on January 15.
This decision was taken by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan in a meeting. In the meeting, the notification issued by the Sindh government regarding local body elections was considered.
The order of the provincial government was rejected on the basis of legal and constitutional principles.
The CEC said that local body elections in Karachi and rest of Sindh will be held as per schedule. Army and Rangers personnel should be deployed at high-risk polling stations for security purposes.
Earlier, the Sindh government told the ECP that it could not ensure the presence of army personnel at every polling station during the LG elections.
The ECP’s decision comes after the Sindh government announced on Thursday night that there will be no local elections in Karachi, Hyderabad and Dadu on January 15, 2023.
“However, elections will be held in the remaining districts of Sindh as per the election schedule announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) – i.e. January 15, 2023,” the Sindh government announced.
“Sindh Government should hold elections”
Talking to News today, Jamaat-e-Islami President Hafiz Naeemur Rehman said that the Sindh government should not have any excuse for not holding the election now because the Election Commission has ordered to hold the election.
He said that LG elections empower the winning party to solve the problems of an area.
Earlier, the Sindh government had clearly said that it is ready for the elections. Security has already been allocated for this.”
He said his party was calling off the protest it had planned to stage outside the ECP office later on Friday.
“We have ended the protest now as the ECP has ordered the elections. The LG elections are the need of the hour and we are happy with the decision of the ECP.
He said that if anyone tries to spread unrest, we will protest against it.
‘ECP should provide security for elections’
Speaking to Aaj News on Friday, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon said army personnel were busy fighting terrorism in the country “so they cannot provide security for elections.”
He said that ECP should provide security. The Sindh police personnel will be busy in local body elections across the province and we cannot divert them all to Karachi.
The decision of ECP is completely constitutional and we respect it. However, the Home Ministry had earlier told us that it was not in a position to hold elections on Sunday.
PTI has appealed to the people to participate in the election.
Talking to news today, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf leader Ali Zaidi said that ‘ECP gave his order but how can he ensure the availability of staff?’
He said that I appeal to the people to come out of their homes and vote in the elections.
“The ECP is responsible for ensuring free and fair elections.”
The second phase of local elections in Sindh was originally scheduled for July 24, but the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) postponed it to August 28, citing “possible rains and inclement weather” in Sindh.
On August 24, the ECP postponed the polls for the second time due to incessant rains and the threat of urban flooding, announcing that voting would take place on October 23.
On October 18, the ECP delayed the elections once again at the request of the Sindh government, which said there were difficulties in providing security for the elections as it faced a shortage of 16,000 police personnel.
On November 16, the federal and Sindh governments had refused to provide the required support to the ECP for holding local elections in Karachi and Hyderabad divisions because the electoral body had filed a case related to the delay in local elections in these two divisions comprising 16 districts. I reserved my decision. .
Home Ministry officials informed the ECP that due to extensive engagements in different parts of the country, military and paramilitary personnel could not be given first-class polling duty in the LG elections.
The Sindh government cited the preoccupation of the Sindh police in flood relief operations for refusing to provide the required number of police personnel for security during the local elections in the two divisions.