PML-Q boycotts upcoming LB polls in Sindh

PML-Q boycotts upcoming LB polls in Sindh | PakistanTribeKARACHI – The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid’s (PML-Q) Sindh President Haleem Adil Sheikh on Thursday announced the party’s decision to boycott the local bodies’ (LB) elections in protest of ‘rigging and illegal delimitation”.

He said the party “cannot stay quiet over such injustice,” adding that they have decided to boycott LB elections in Sindh because of rigging and illegal delimitation.

The local bodies elections are due to be held on January 18.

Earlier, the party had said that a census should be conducted and the delimitation process should be repeated as it had not been conducted properly.

On December 19, Barrister Farogh Naseem had expressed the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) reservations about delimitations in districts Malir and South, terming them illegal and unfair. Barrister Naseem had said that local bodies’ elections were part of a democratic process but it has been sabotaged and delimitations before the local government polls was an indication of rigging in the polls.

Earlier, the National Assembly standing committee on Parliamentary Affairs has recommended to hold the local bodies’ elections in Punjab and Sindh in March 2014 while the ECP authorities also agreed with the recommendations of the committee.

The meeting of National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs headed by its Chairman Mian Manan was held here on Thursday.

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