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Islamabad, July 21 : PTI leader and former federal minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi said that his party will be filing a petition in the Sindh High Court against what they called the arbitary postponement of the second phase of local government (LG) elections in the province, The News reported on Thursday.
A day earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had postponed the second phase of Sindh LG elections and by-election in NA-245.
In a press release issued by the ECP, a meeting was held with Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikander Sultan Raja in the chair and it was decided the second phase of the local body polls be postponed at the request of the Sindh chief secretary, owing to the expected new spell of rains in Sindh.
The second phase of the Sindh LG elections will now be held on August 28.
Addressing a public rally in Hyderabad, Zaidi condemned the ECP for postponing the local body elections in the province.
Former Sindh governor Imran Ismail said that the postponement of local body elections and by-polls in NA-245 is “a sign of the defeat by the PPP and MQM”.
Meanwhile, PTI’s Khurrum Sher Zaman, while addressing a press conference in Karachi, sought the resignation of the election commissioner, saying that the ECP has “failed” to conduct transparent elections.