LB delimitations linked to new census, says Sindh CM
September 13, 2020 06:18 PM
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Sunday visited Sehwan Sharif and while talking about the upcoming Local Body elections said that a new census should be conducted as per the law to carry forward the delimitation of constituencies for conducting LB polls within 120 days, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Talking to newsmen, the Sindh chief minister opined that the current delimitations are based on the 1998 census and on that LB polls can’t be conducted. A new census followed by delimitations will lead to the holding of LB polls, he further said.
The Sindh CM said upcoming LB elections within 120 days will be conducted only when the Council of Common Interests (CCI) notifies the 2017 census results which can then be utilized for delimitations otherwise fresh census is needed because elections cannot be conducted on the basis of 1998 census.
Responding to a question, Murad Ali Shah said motorway gang-rape tragedy is a sign of inhumanity and insensitivity, which was unfortunate and he strongly condemned it.
It is pertinent to note that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has already announced the schedule for the delimitation of constituencies for holding local government elections in Sindh. The local governments’ term in the province has expired on August 30.
The delimitation committees are preparing preliminary lists to be completed by Sept 22 while publication of final lists is due on Oct 30.
The Chief Minister also reached Hala and met MNA Makhdoom Jameel Zaman and Minister Revenue Sindh Makhdoom Mehboob Zaman to condole the death of their brother Makhdoom Aqeel Zaman.