MQM-P questions 'legality' of ECP decision to hold polls.

KARACHI -- Insisting on demand for fresh delimitation before the local government elections in Karachi and Hyderabad, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Friday questioned the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan to reject the Sindh government's request to postpone the electoral process, arguing that it's beyond the mandate of the constitutional body to challenge the provincial administration's authority.

Addressing a press conference at the party's temporary headquarters in Bahadurabad, the MQM-P leaders were convinced that the Jan 15 elections would be 'flawed' and 'unjustified' under current delimitation.

They said that the Sindh government using its legal and administrative right had withdrawn the notification of existing delimitation on which the local government elections have to be held.

'Now after this move of the Sindh government, the ECP has no right to go for the polls,' said former law minister and MQM-P leader Senator Farogh Naseem. 'It's purely the administrative and legal right of the provincial government which cannot be challenged or declared null and void by the ECP. In these two orders, the one...

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