Charsadda carnage: Election Commission of Pakistan postpones poll of Local Government bye-Election to be held on January 23

Islamabad, January 21, 2016 (PPI-OT): In the light of prevailing situation of threats/high alerts to educational institutions in KPK after Charsadda tragic incident took place yesterday in Bacha Khan University where number of persons have been martyred in a terrorist attack and honouring the sentiments of the nation on the occasion, the Election Commission of Pakistan has postponed poll of Local Government bye-Election scheduled to be held on 23.01.2016. Fresh date of poll will be fixed after normalcy report from the Provincial Government KPK.

The Election Commission of Pakistan has also extended one day for filling of nomination papers by the candidates for reserved seats in Local Councils of Sindh and Punjab provinces from 21st to 22nd January, 2016 on the request of Provincial Government Sindh and to facilitate the candidates.

For more information, contact:
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)
Election Commission of Pakistan Secretariat,
Election House, Constitution Avenue G-5/2,
Tel: +92-51-9201975, +92-51-9206062
Fax: +92-51-9205402, +92-51-9205300