ECP rejects reports regarding empowering of KP’s delimitation

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday rejected reports that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has empowered it with an amendment to carry out delimitation.

In a statement here the ECP made it clear that no such powers have so far been given to the Election Commission of Pakistan.

“Section 10 of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Act 2013, that is about “Delimitation Authority and Principles of Delimitation” clearly says that “Government shall, by notification in the official Gazette, constitute a Delimitation Authority for delimitation of village councils, neighbourhood councils and territorial wards for general seats to Tehsil town and as the case may be District Councils”, the statement further clarified.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has already constituted a delimitation authority under the chairmanship of secretary local government which has completed the delimitation and final notification has already been issued on the March 10.

Furthermore, as per Rule 13 of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Councils  Rules 2014, the provincial government is required to place a formal request to the Election Commission for conduct of elections but the same has not been placed so far.

Source: APP