ISLAMABAD – The juvenile of Pakistani politics, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has finally decided to hold Local Bodies’ polls under its regime in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) though its chief Imran Khan used to vow to do so within 90 days of forming government during election campaign of 2013.
The announcement made in an official communique issued by PTI’s central media cell after the two days long meeting of party’s core committee.
The communique stated that KPK Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak informed the core committee that “His government was ready to hold local bodies’ elections on 30th April as delimitations had been done and no one had objected.” (sic)
According to the statement, the only delay was from the election commission now.
Core Committee members were told the KPK government had also asked the ECP and NADRA to allow it to hold LG elections in KP through biometric system and Electronic Voting Machines but these organisations had shown absolutely no interest.
Its worth mentioning here that the Supreme Court of Pakistan had granted granted Sindh and Punjab a time period until November 15, 2014 to hold the local bodies’ polls.