ECP reserves ruling over repeated postponement of Karachi LG polls.

ISLAMABAD -- The Election Commission of Pakistan [ECP] yesterday reserved the ruling over the case of repeated postponement of local bodies' polls in Karachi. A five-member bench, headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja, reserved the verdict over the pending matter. PPP's Murtaza Wahab, Jamaat-e-Islami's Hafiz Naeemur Rehman and MQM's Waseem Akhtar were present during the hearing. IG Sindh, Chief Secretary Sindh, and secretary local government department appeared before the electoral body. The electoral watchdog said the commission wanted to hold local body polls in Karachi at the earliest. Sindh High Court (SHC), over a week ago, had asked the top election body regarding the pending matter of local bodies' polls in Karachi. Special Secretary Election Commission Zafar Iqbal, during the hearing, argued the top election body that municipal elections were postponed because of the rains in the area. However, the provincial government of Sindh had approved postponement of local body elections for [another] 90 days.

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