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Sindh Local Government By-Election Schedule Rejected By PPP



Sindh local government by-election schedule rejected by PPP

Sindh local government by-election schedule rejected by PPP

  • Bilawal advises Sindh to move SHC ahead of time.
  • Jiyala will take over as mayor of Karachi, according to the PPP leader.
  • JI criticizes FM Bilawal for rejecting the date for the by-elections.

The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), which criticized Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari for rejecting the by-election planned for Sindh’s local body elections, asked the foreign minister “understand the reality.” Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari is the chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

In Ramadan, Bilawal rejects the LG by-election on the remaining UCs in Sindh.

At the event to lay the cornerstone for the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Center of Cardiovascular Disease in Karachi’s Korangi, Bilawal spoke about the initiatives taken by his administration to improve healthcare services in Sindh.

Bilawal responded to critics who claimed that his party had done nothing to help residents of the area, saying, We have established a network of hospitals throughout the province. 

This hospital system offers free access to top-notch medical services.

According to him, any hospital in India, the US, or the UK cannot compete with Sindh’s NICVD.

Statement: PPP Chairman accuses Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of running a fraudulent “health card” scheme.

According to the PPP chairman, the “health card” issued in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is allegedly a scam.

People’s money went to commercial insurance companies rather than hospitals “under the name of the health card.”

Commercial Insurance Companies

Also, he declared: “I appeal to a specific political party to abandon its radical ideology and its politics of hate.”

When speaking about the subject, he mentioned there would be by-elections in the city around a year ago.

The second phase constantly delays, alleging different justifications, even though the first phase completes on schedule and PPP won it.

According to the PPP chairman, PPP won in Hyderabad and Karachi for the first time.

He claims that although elections for municipal bodies take place, they still need to elect. 

The people’s elected representatives would have been there to assist them in the flood scenario if the elections had taken place on time.

He said we reject this joke of a schedule, adding, “Who is blocking the people from having their representatives come to power?”

He asked the law minister Murtaza Wahab and the chief minister of Sindh, Murad Ali Shah, to appeal the scheduling to the Sindh High Court.

These authorities cannot accept a PPP mayor for Karachi. Yet, the mayor of Karachi will soon be a Jiyala.

It should remember that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) make public the dates for the elections for 93 local government seats in various categories in Sindh.

In constituencies throughout the Karachi and Hyderabad divisions, where the LG elections were held in January, the polls could not take place due to the passing of candidates.

The schedule states that candidates may submit their nomination papers between March 20 and 22. 

By March 28, the nomination papers will have been reviewed.

JI leader criticizes Bilawal and PPP for their statements and urges Bilawal to accept the truth regarding the majority vote.

Hafiz Naeem, the leader of the JI, criticized Bilawal for his statement and the PPP leader for his. 

Nomination Papers

Hafiz Naeem urged Bilawal, “Sir, embrace the truth,” noting that the PPP had exhausted all efforts to secure a majority vote.

“Do not be terrified of the by-elections,” he admonished Bilawal.

The local body elections delays for 2.5 years, and he continued, “If you were in such a hurry.”

In his final statement, Hafiz Naeem predicted that his party would elect Karachi’s mayor.

Top KP officials inform ECP that there is “no guarantee of calm during elections.”

  • According to the IG, 495 terrorist attacks were reported in KP last year.
  • The IG and chief secretary express concerns about security during the impending elections.
  • According to the chief secretary, more significant funding is needed to hold elections.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chief secretary and inspector general of police have voiced concerns about the security during the forthcoming elections in the province in light of the recent surge in terrorism and the militants’ “spring offensive,” which ushers in the fighting season.

From April until October, the “spring offensive” anticipates picking up steam in the province, according to the officials.

They categorically stated that due to the poor law and order situation, financial difficulties, and the shortage of 56,000 police personnel. 

They could not guarantee that there would be peace during the upcoming elections while briefing the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) during a meeting on Friday presides over by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja.

Akhtar Hayat Gandapur, the IGP for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, emphasized the worrying rise in terrorist events in the area.

He disclosed that the province had been the target of terrorist actions by several terrorist organizations based in several Afghan areas, including Badakhshan, Nuristan, Kantar, Nangarhar, Paktika, and others.

The police head estimates the province will experience 495 terror attacks in 2022. 

Region’s Security Situation

While there have already been 118 occurrences this year, resulting in 100 fatalities and 275 injuries.

Concerns about the region’s security situation have grown significantly due to the uptick in terrorist activity.

He claimed that North Waziristan, Lakki Marvat, Bannu, Tank, and Dera Ismail Khan were among the southern regions where the state of law and order was insufficient for elections.

He added that it was also difficult to organize elections in the newly combined districts of the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).

The IGP declared that ensuring election security was a multiple-day task and that the police would need to protect election gatherings, rallies, and party leaders during their campaigns.

He continued that having separate elections for the provincial and national assemblies would quadruple costs and create risks to law enforcement.

He also argued that it would endanger voters and election officials.

Imdadullah Bosal, the chief secretary of KP, stated that the provincial government dealing with a severe financial shortfall of Rs 19 billion and that an extra Rs 1.6 billion would need to hold local assembly elections.

He further stated that these costs would be in addition to any that the ECP would incur in connection with the elections.

It emphasizes during the conference that the provincial police alone cannot handle the problems. 

Pakistan Army and FC deployment

The Pakistan Army and FC deployment is crucial for preserving calm during the electioneering process.

The Pakistan Army secures the general elections in 2013 and 2018, and it recognize that the state of law and order in 2018 was far better than in 2013.

The ECP then reaffirmed a constitutional and legal requirement to organize timely, fair elections.

The ECP acknowledged the provincial government’s difficulties but emphasized the necessity of carrying out its constitutional duty to guarantee free and fair elections.

The commission also consulted with interested parties, including the governors of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Intelligence Bureau, ISI, CTT, and the ministries of finance, defense, and interior.

In his speech, CEC Raja emphasized the need for transparency and peace during elections so that people could freely exercise their right to vote.

After carefully weighing all available information and talking with all relevant parties, the commission will make the best decisions.

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