LB polls in Punjab on Jan 30, Election schedule for Sindh will be issued on Dec 13

LG polls in Punjab on Jan 30, Election schedule for Sindh will be issued on Dec 13 | PakistanTribeISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that local government (LG) elections in Punjab will be held on the scheduled date.

According to the schedule issued by ECP here on Sunday, LG elections in Punjab will be held on January 30.

The nomination papers will be accepted from 22-27th December while the scrutiny of papers will be done from 30th December till 4th January 2014.

Appointments and transfers in public institutions have been banned till January 30.

The Election Commission said the schedule for local bodies (LB) elections in Sindh will be issued on December 13, adding that the Sindh government should contact Supreme Court if they want to hold LG elections in March.

Earlier, the Sindh cabinet approved to hold local government (LG) polls in March.

On the contrary, the Supreme Court (SC) had ordered to hold LG polls on January 18.

Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said the government will write a formal letter to Election Commission tomorrow (Tuesday) for holding of LG polls in March.

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