Punjab rejects ECP notification on delimitation of union councils.

LAHORE -- Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi in a meeting on Saturday with the Punjab Assembly Speaker and provincial ministers comprehensively reviewed the Election Commission of Pakistan's notification about delimitation of union councils in the province and rejected it 'for being lopsided.'

The chief minister said a legal and a constitutional course of action would be adopted to contest the ECP's notification.

The meeting was of the view that the ECP's delimitation notification did not fulfill legal requirements.

The chief minister said the one-sided notification was an attempt to bulldoze public opinion. He said local people and administration were not taken on board with regard to consultations and decisions leading to delimitation of union councils.

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Mr Elahi said the local government institutions were the nurseries of democracy and added that the problems of the masses could only be resolved at their doorsteps through a strong democratic government.

'If the delimitation takes place according to the ECP's one-sided notification, strong local governments will remain a distant dream in the province,' the chief minister said.According to an official announcement, the chief minister said 'prima facie this one-sided notification is based on...

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