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Sindh govt directed to make arrangements for Jan 15 LG polls in Karachi, Hyderabad

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  • Sindh election commissioner asks provincial govt for arrangements for LG polls. 
  • Says LG polls in Karachi and Hyderabad will be held on Jan 15. 
  • Concerned authorities were asked to ensure necessary facilities at polling stations. 

KARACHI: The Sindh election commissioner Ejaz Anwar Chauhan directed the provincial government to make arrangements for transparent local body elections, scheduled to be held in Karachi and Hyderabad on January 15.

Sindh Chief Secretary Dr Muhammad Sohail Rajput chaired a meeting at the Sindh Secretariat on Thursday to review arrangements for the local government (LG) elections in 16 districts of the Karachi and Hyderabad divisions.

The meeting was attended in person by Sindh Election Commissioner Ejaz Anwar Chauhan, Home Secretary Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo, IGP Sindh Ghulam Nabi Memon, Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Iqbal Memon and Additional IG Karachi Javed Alam Odho. Meanwhile, the Hyderabad commissioner and various deputy commissioners participated in the meeting through a video link.

The meeting reviewed security and other arrangements for the second phase of the local body elections in the province.

The chief secretary said that 4,995 polling stations would be set up in Karachi and 3,971 in Hyderabad. The CCTV cameras would be installed at 1,675 highly sensitive polling stations in Karachi and 1,015 polling stations in Hyderabad, he said.

The chief secretary directed the Karachi and Hyderabad commissioners to ensure necessary facilities at all polling stations.

“The Sindh government is creating an environment of peace for transparent, fair and secure general elections in the light of directives and recommendations of the Election Commission of Pakistan,” he emphasised.

The Sindh IGP said that a security plan had been prepared for the local elections, adding that 38,233 policemen would perform security duties in Karachi and 24,000 in Hyderabad.

All the deputy commissioners also gave a briefing on the security and transport plan of their respective districts and the overall situation of the polling stations. The chief secretary directed the school and college education secretaries to ensure water and electricity supply at polling stations established in schools and colleges. 

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Cabinet will probably decide today whether to ban PTI: Fawad ChaudhryCabinet will probably decide today whether to ban PTI: Fawad Chaudhry

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According to the former federal minister, “Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif are standing on the wrong side of history.” He claimed that anybody who supported them would not be looked at.

The nation is experiencing political and economic upheaval, he claimed. An ex-minister claimed, “The government is now causing judicial instability.”

Anarchy is being generated, he claimed. “People will face more hardships; this is just the beginning,” stated Fawad Chaudhry.

As stated by a former PTI leader, “individuals from outside the PTI are committing digital terrorism.” He continued, “Everyone has to avoid them as they want to start fights while they are sitting abroad.”

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PTI is given further time by the ECP to provide documents in the intra-party election case.

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Following an intra-party elections case, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was given an extension by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday to submit its paperwork.

Hearings were held on the PTI intra-party election case before a three-member bench chaired by Sindh ECP member Nisar Durrani.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ECP member questioned who oversaw the PTI elections as it wasn’t an organization.

Regarding the PTI’s recent election, the ECP voiced no objections. Barrister Gohar, the Chief of PTI, replied, “We plan to address a few legal and technical queries given enough time.”

During the raid on the PTI Central Secretariat, he claimed that the police had seized everything, including crucial party records, and that they had not even left a “water dispenser.”

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The PTI has filed a petition with the Lahore High Court to seek permission for holding a protest at Minar-e-Pakistan on August 14.

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In its appeal, PTI said that there will be no unlawful activity during the gathering, which they intended to hold on August 14 at Minar-e-Pakistan.

Permission from the court to hold the rally at Minar-e-Pakistan was requested.

PTI also asked for an injunction to stop harassing the petitioner and their family.

Notifying the Deputy Commissioner and other relevant parties, the court requested their comments. There was a one-week delay in the heating.

Note that the administration was also ordered by the Islamabad High Court to hold talks with the PTI in order to arrange a public gathering.

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