Islamabad (April 11, 2018): The Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday continued to address the objections raised on the delimitation carried out by the commission for the national and provincial assemblies’ constituencies countrywide.
It is pertinent to mention here that the commission had started hearing objections on the delimitation of constituencies from April 4 and received 1286 objections including 706 received from Punjab, 284 from Sindh, 104 from Balochistan and 192 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The commission has so far addressed 208 objections and had rejected most of them. It had rejected the objections raised on the constituencies of Kohat, Karak and Swat districts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhua province.It, however, approved the objections raised on the constituencies of Mansehra, Bannu, Lakki Marwat and Charsadda of the province.
The commission approved two objections raised on Charsadda and Lakki Marwat (PK-91, PK-92) districts and rejected the remaining others. It approved three objections on the constituencies from District Bannu.
Minimal changes were also made on the objections raised on delimitation from district Mansehra in four constituencies of PK-30, PK31, PK-33 and PK-34.An objection raised on a provincial constituency from district Haripur and another from Lower Dir were also addressed. Out of eight, four objections on the district Haripur’s municipal committee were accepted.
Two of the objections on district Battagram provincial seat were accepted while the others were rejected.
The process of hearing the objections would conclude by the end of this month. In addition, the process of accepting objections on delimitation from citizens throughout the country would continue up to April 24. The commission will finalise and publish the final delimitation of the constituencies list by May 5.