Indirect election of LG representatives of DMCs, MCs, DCs on Feb 8

KARACHI: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday announced schedule for filling up the indirect seats in Union Councils, Union Committees, District Councils, Municipal Committees, Town Committees, Municipal Corporation, District Municipal Corporations and Metropolitan Corporation relating to Sindh Province.

The ECP has called upon the members of the electoral college of concerned Councils, Committees and Corporations to elect the members against reserved seats of women, laborer/worker, youth and non-Muslims.

As per schedule the Returning Officers will issue the public notice about the indirect election on January 18 while the candidates may file their nomination papers to the ROs from January 20 to 21.

Scrutiny of nomination papers by the Returning Officers will be performed from January 22 to 23. Last date for filing of appeals against decisions of the Returning Officers regarding accepting or rejecting the nomination papers will be January 25.

Last date for deciding appeals by Appellate Authorities is January 27, while the candidature may be withdrawn by January 28.

The revised list of candidates along with symbols will be published on January 28.

Polling for Indirect Seats of District Councils, Municipal Corporations, District Municipal Corporations & Metropolitan Corporation will be held on February 08.

Polling for Indirect Seats of Union Councils, Union Committees, Town Committees and Municipal Committees will be held on February 14.

The ECP has also announced that the offices of the Election Commission as well as the offices of District Returning Officers and Returning Officers shall remain open on all public holidays during the schedule period.

All electoral activities mentioned in the schedule shall be undertaken during office hour that is 8 a.m to 4 pm and the said timing will also be followed on public holidays fixed for any electoral activity of the schedule.