PESHAWAR – Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Pervez Khattak announced the date of local bodies election in Provence, PakistanTribe reported.
Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak said that local body election in Khyber Pakhtukhwa would held in April 2015.
Earlier, KP government maintained in the Supreme Court of Pakistan that its not ready to hold local body elections before April 2015.
According to details, KP government has shown its concern over conducting local bodies’ elections through bio-metric system in Peshawar and in other cities of the province. Advocate General KP Latif Yousafzai in this regards has submitted written reply in SC stating that KP government is ready to hold elections through biometric system in Peshawar whereas Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) should also conduct elections across the province simultaneously.
Not to forget that Imran Khan, in his election campaign, had repeatedly maintained that if given chance his party would hold local bodies’ elections within 90 days. It is also pertinent to mention here that after formulation of KP government, Imran Khan had once again claimed to hold local bodies’ elections as their first priority. However, with the passage of time electoral lists, delimitation and bio-metric voting system became a common excuse to postpone the matter.
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