ISLAMABAD: Chief Electoral Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja on Thursday ruled Punjab government take the necessary measures to coordinate and facilitate the of local government elections in Punjab, as the commission was constitutionally required to conduct LG polls immediately. in Punjab.
While presiding over the meeting, the CEC instructed the Chief Secretary of the Punjab to provide local government rules number of union councils, chambers, special locations, maps required, demarcation notice to enable the CEP to fulfill its constitutional obligations of conducting LG surveys.
This was announced at a briefing meeting by the Secretary of the Communist Party of Punjab. government sent a copy of Local Government Law 2022 to ECP for input and ECP sent it back with recommendation. Provincial government requested a commission special meeting to consider these recommendations.
The Special Secretary of the ECP stated that the Punjab government disbanded local governments in April 2019 LG were restored on directives of Supreme Court. Subsequently, these LGs ended their terms of office on December 31, 2021 Elections to local governments did not take place. possible due to frequent changes in lg provincial laws government. In accordance with article 140-A and paragraph 4 of article 219 of Election law, ECP was required to hold LG elections within 120 days of expiration of possession.
The Director General of the Law announced at the meeting that the Supreme Court had issued clear directives for holding elections in LG in Punjab and high court orders were violated by the fact that no elections were held.