ECP tells parties LB polls will be on party basis

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday notified all political parties that the local bodies (LB) elections in the country would be held on party basis.

The ECP wrote a letter to all political parties stating that LB polls would be held on party basis in light of the verdict announced by the Lahore High Court (LHC).

A copy of the letter was also forwarded to the Director General (DG) Military Lands. The ECP directed all the candidates for Cantonment Board LB elections to submit their party certificates.

Earlier, the LHC had declared the orders of non-party based Cantonment Board LB elections null and void.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and private citizens had filed a petition in the LHC challenging the non-party based LB elections in Cantonment Board areas across the country.