KARACHI/ ISLAMABAD: The polling for much-awaited local government (LG) elections in Karachi and Hyderabad Divisions is underway.
The grass-root level polls are finally taking place after several delays, postponements and uncertainty for one reason or another over a period of two-and-a-half years. However, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), which is one of the most popular parties in the two cities boycotted the election as their demand of holding the LG polls on new voter lists wasn’t fulfilled.
The party announced the boycott on Saturday night after the failure of day-long consultations over the demand with the provincial government, which itself made the last ditch efforts earlier in the day to further delay the LG polls in Karachi and Hyderabad citing security concerns.
This is a developing story and is being updated with more details.