CM Elahi rejects ECP notification about delimitations of constituencies

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi has rejected the notification of the Election Commission of Pakistan regarding the delimitation of union councils.

Mr Elahi presided over a session in which Punjab Assembly Speaker Muhammad Sibtain Khan, provincial ministers Mian Aslam Iqbal Raja Basharat and Mian Mahmoodul Rasheed participated. The detailed overview of the ECP’s notice was held and it was decided with unanimity to dismiss this notification because it did not fulfill the legal demands. The CM added that the decision to issue a notification by the ECP was an effort to bulldoze the people’s views because locals were not taken into consideration.

Describing his government s response to the notice, he said legal method would be utilized and the Punjab government would play its role as per the law and constitution. He added that apparently the released notification was an effort to support one particular party and therefore, concerns were expressed.