Sindh government again requested the Election Commission of Pakistan to postpone the second phase of local government elections in the province due to shortage of personnel to maintain law and order during polling.
Second phase of the local body elections in Sindh was scheduled to take place in July, but the Election Commission of Pakistan postponed polls due to heavy rains and flood situation in the province.
In the letter to the ECP, the Sindh government mentioned the shortage of force due to rescue and relief work in the flood-hit districts of the province.
The government also mentioned that the police force was not available as they are busy in relief and rehabilitation activities in flood-affected areas of Sindh.
“The enormous shortfall of manpower required for Local Government elections phase 2 cannot be met without deployment of police force from interior Sindh which is unavailable for three months due to flood relief activities,” Sindh government tells ECP while quoting police chief’s summary.
Keeping in view all the situation Sindh government urged the ECP to coordinate with relevant authorities by post ponding elections for three months.