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ECP rules out delay in polls over security, harsh weather

By Our Correspondent
December 10, 2023

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday made it clear that there is apparently no possibility of any delay in the conduct of elections.

The ECP responded to some petitions that have landed in the ECP and are being take up for consideration, according to sources.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) sign board. — APP/File
 The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) sign board. — APP/File

“The pleas before the Election Commission have mainly come up with two reasons for seeking delay in elections i.e. security and harsh weather and these seem hardly convincing with the election schedule being announced most likely on December 14 while electoral rolls have already reached respective destinations in the districts across the country,” the ECP sources maintained.

However, they pointed out that in a specific constituency, polling could be delayed due to security reasons, if the electoral body deemed so after receiving reports from the departments concerned. But so far, they added security and law and order situation is satisfactory all around.