PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Sunday recommended holding elections for local governments between September and October. The recommendations forwarded by the provincial government further suggested that elections in the former tribal areas would be held separately. Earlier, it was reported that the local bodies elections in KP will be held in a phased manner. Officials have compiled recommendations to keep the number of councillors less than the preceding local bodies systems. The KP local bodies system completed its tenure in August 2020 and the Election Commission of Pakistan is bound to hold elections within 120 days after the expiry of tenure under the Election Act, 2017.
Source: Pakistan Today June 13, 2021 11:27 UTC