Govt, opposition raise objections to delimitation | Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Both the government and the opposition voiced their objections on Tuesday about the initial delimitation issued by the Electoral Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
. On 5 March, the ESP issued the initial delineation of national and provincial assemblies on the basis of a population census conducted late last year.
A special parliamentary committee headed by the National Assembly of the Speaker of the Parliament Murtaza Javed and formed to discuss this issue rejected the initial draft and said that delimitation should be carried out in accordance with the lists of voters.
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Daniyal Aziz PML-N named the delimitation of pre-election fraud and said that this is a violation of election rules. We will try to collect all the information and objections regarding the initial draft by March 25, he added.
Arif Alvi of PTI said that the issue of delimitation without regard to the population of the constituency may be contested in court, which delays general elections.
In addition, Nafisa Shah of the PPP said that the authorities do not seem to have a clue about ground realities and made the project after simply consulting the cards.
The ECP secretary at his briefing on the committee said the delimitation was carried out in accordance with the law. He admitted that there could be mistakes and assured lawmakers that they would be finished with this.
The final delimitation will be held by May 5, and elections will be held on time, the ECP representative added.
The committee also formed a working committee that will review the objections and submit a report within three days.