Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sardar Muhammad Raza suspended the schedule for elections on the reserved seats, elections to the positions of chairmen, vice chairmen and mayors, deputy mayors in Sindh and by-elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) till the constitution of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
The decision was taken after the tenure of all four members of the ECP was completed on June 12 and relinquished charge of their offices and as such, an incomplete election commission cannot hold the elections.
The schedule for election on reserved seats, administration of oath to the elected councilors and subsequent elections for chairmen, vice chairmen and mayors, deputy mayors etc. in Sindh was issued on June 9.
Similarly, the schedule for by-elections in KP was issued on June 10 as per the relevant clauses of the Local Governments Acts of the provinces concerned.