Preliminary delimitations in Pindi as per law: ECP.

RAWALPINDI -- The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday responded to the criticism levelled by the Punjab government over the issue of preliminary delimitations in Rawalpindi and said the delimitation exercise was done in accordance with the law.

In a statement, the ECP pointed out that under Section 10 of the Punjab Local Government Act, it was for the provincial government to determine the threshold of the population in union councils, which had been set to be 25,000.

According to law, revenue officials and administrative officers were bound to provide the necessary support to the committees and authorities in the process of delimitation. After the publication of lists under Section 223, local residents and voters of the constituency have the right to file objections to the preliminary delimitation.

Under Section 10 of the local government act, it was the job of the government of Punjab to fix the average threshold of the population with regard to the UCs. The government fixed the population threshold at an average of 25,000 residents. The spokesman said that the Election Commission cannot increase or decrease the number...

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