On Friday, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah declared that the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) ruling regarding the local government elections in the federal capital was unenforceable.
We respect the court [the Islamabad High Court], but holding elections is not feasible because the necessary provisions cannot be made in time, according to Rana Sanaullah.In reference to the LG polling arrangements, he claimed that it was impossible to set up 1,000 polling locations immediately. The general election, which he said would take place in October, would not happen for at least 10 months.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) petitions to overturn the Election Commission of Pakistan’s decision to delay the local elections were allowed by the IHC, which had ordered the ECP to conduct local government elections in the capital on December 31.
The high court already rejected the PTI and JI’s appeal over the postponement of the LG elections in Islamabad.
Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani stated that the delay in the LG elections is a violation of individuals’ fundamental rights. He further stated that MNAs receive development funding from the federal government. Instead, the local government should spend the development funds. Additionally, the prior administration did not provide funding to local governments.
Amir Muqam, a senior leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), criticised Imran Khan, the head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), on Friday, claiming that despite his party’s nine-year control in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, “he has failed to deliver for the people.”
Engr. Amir Muqam remarked in a speech to party members and residents of Upper Dir following the groundbreaking of several electricity-related projects, including an electrical feeder at Akhgram, that Imran Khan “has wrecked the country’s economy, social values, and has been proven accused of stealing foreign funds even if it was from opposing sides to destabilise and bankrupt Pakistan.”
In the approaching general election, he declared, the people of KP would “repudiate the looter of Toshakhana” and were now looking to the PML-N for solutions to their issues.