A report recently stated that the Punjab government was likely to hold local bodies elections in two phases between March and April next year.
LAHORE: (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News-August 17th , 2021) Punjab government on Tuesday decided to amend the local government act ahead of the local bodies elections in the province to address the reservations of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), a key coalition partner in Federal and provincial governments, a local tv reported.
It was decided to convene a meeting of a special committee formed by the prime minister on the matter which would be attended by Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pervez Khattak, Moonis Elahi, and Tariq Bashir Cheema.
Sources said that the LG polls would be organized in two phases as the government would hold elections of the village councils in rural areas during the first phase and later for neighbourhood councils in urban areas.
Sources added that the LG polls would be organized on a non-party basis during its first phase. After the conclusion of the polls’ first phase, party-based elections will be held for tehsil mayor and mayors of nine metropolitan corporations. Sialkot was given the status of a metropolitan corporation.