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PHC postpones second phase of KP local bodies election


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ABBOTTABAD:– Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Friday has postponed second hase of local bodies election in Khyber Pakhtumnkhwa (KP) that was scheduled to be held on March 27.

During the hearing at Abbottabad registry, the court remarked that people face problems in casting their votes due to heavy snowfall. The district government should re-arrange the date for local bodies election after Ramazan, the judge directed.

It is to be mentioned here that the representatives of Kohistan and Naran had filed a plea requesting to defer the polls because of severe weather conditions.

As per the previous schedule, the candidates can submit their nomination papers from February 7 to 11. The scrutiny of nomination papers will be carried out from February 14 to 16.

The election symbols would be allotted to the contesting candidates on February 28. Voting in the second phase of Local Government (LG) election in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be held on March 27.

Earlier in December 2021, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) suffered a major setback despite being in power as Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) candidate Zubair Ali defeated Rizwan Khan Bangash in first phase of KP LG election.

According to the results, the JUI-F candidate secured 62,388 votes while the PTI’s Rizwan Bangash was able to grab only 50,659 votes.

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