Saturday, October 1, 2022

AJK Assembly finalize Local Bodies Election, Fifteenth Constitutional Amendment Bill withdrawn

 

Muzaffarabad (Sabah News) The government of Azad Kashmir has withdrawn the fifteenth constitutional amendment bill presented in the legislative assembly for the local bodies election. 


While the government of Azad Kashmir has filed a review appeal in the Supreme Court for another six months in holding the local body elections. The hearing on the review appeal is expected on Friday. On Thursday, the Azad Kashmir government has filed a review appeal in the Supreme Court. In which the Supreme Court has requested to revise the deadline for holding local elections before October 15. 


On behalf of the government, the well-known lawyer Raja Sajjad Advocate has taken a position in the revision appeal that local elections are held in such a season. It is happening that when the people of Azad Kashmir are engaged in landholdings while the weather is unfavorable due to the monsoon. The objections to the constituencies made by the Election Commission should be heard in the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court. The gradation has not been done while the federal government has also apologized for the provision of funds and the provision of reinforcements to the law enforcement agencies, so considering the situation, 6 months more time should be given for holding the local elections. 


MUZAFFARABAD – (Azadi Times) A schedule has been released for holding the elections And the polling is to be held on September 28. In order to postpone the local government elections, the government presented the fifteenth amendment bill to the constitution in the Legislative Assembly, according to which the authority to hold local elections is transferred from the Election Commission to the Election Commissioner of the municipalities. The establishment of Election Commissioner of Municipalities was proposed, on which the Standing Committee has also prepared its report. 


On Thursday, in the seven-minute session of the Legislative Assembly, on the motion of Chaudhry Rafique Nair, the advisor to the government, the rule was suspended by suspending the rule of the 15th Constitution. The amendment bill was withdrawn. While the decision is expected after the hearing on the revision appeal filed by the government in the Supreme Court today. There was a consensus between the government and the opposition for the postponement of the municipal elections. Prioritize personal interests instead of enabling local bodies to save powers and development funds.

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