The second round of local government (LG) elections in Karachi and Hyderabad has been delayed by the Sindh government.
Following the cabinet meeting, the provincial government will send a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) per clause 10 of the Sindh LG Act.
The LG Act will be updated as a result of this decision.
Minister of Information for the province of Sindh Sharjeel Memon claimed that significant decisions were made in the cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. He said that polls in Dadu and Mehar would be impossible because of flooding.
As the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) voiced concerns about the delimitations, he said the cabinet members also discussed the requests of the coalition parties.
Union councils (UCs) in districts, he added, had been disbanded after the government rescinded a previous announcement. At eleven o’clock, the cabinet will meet once again. Furthermore, Memon stated that the notification addressing the Karachi delimitations was rescinded.
He said that local government elections (LG) scheduled on January 15 in Karachi, Hyderabad, and Dadu will be postponed. He also said that the other districts in Sindh will have LG elections as planned.
Earlier reports indicated that the Sindh cabinet meeting on the organisation of the LG elections in Karachi and Hyderabad on January 15 ended without a clear decision.
Because the Sindh cabinet was unable to settle on a course of action for the upcoming Karachi and Hyderabad LG elections, they postponed their meeting till Friday at 11 a.m.
In preparation for the upcoming local government elections on January 15, the Sindh cabinet met at Chief Minister’s House under the leadership of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.