EC ready for holding local bodies elections in KP

PESHAWAR: Provincial Election Commissioner Sharifullah Khan on Thursday said that Election Commission had finalized all preparations for holding local bodies elections across the province.

He said that preliminary delimitation lists of Village and Neighborhood Councils had been displayed  for pubic suggestions and objections on September 18.

Sharifullah expressed these views whiel addressing a meeting of Gender and Disability Electoral Working Group here on Thursday.

Sharifullah said that complaints against preliminary delimitation lists can be filed with the Delimitation Authority by October 2 and decision on these suggestion, complaints and objections would be decided by October 17.

He informed that delimitation could not be carried out in divisional headquarters that include Peshawar, D IKhan, Kohat, Swat, Mardan, Abbottabad and Bannu  due  to incomplete legislation and administrative reasons on the part of the provincial government. He said that electoral lists for the by-elections would be displayed by November 4. He informed  helpline, complaint management cell and 8300 message service has been update to facilitate   voters registration.

The provincial Chief Election Commissioner requested all stakeholders and media to support efforts of Election Commission for women voters registration and encourage them to participate in voting process. – APP