Pakistan poll body to announced election date decision tomorrow

December 31st, 2007 - 2:50 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Benazir Bhutto
Islamabad, Dec.31 (ANI): Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will decide the fate of the January 8 general elections in the country on Tuesday.
“We have called for reports from the provincial governments and provincial election commissioners on the situation. The reports will reach here by evening today and we will decide tomorrow,” the Commission’s Secretary, Kanwar Dilshad told reporters here.
Expectations run high that a date in March would be assigned for polling.
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has declared 40-day mourning for the death of party chairperson Benazir Bhutto and the mourning period would come to a close on February 10. Meantime, the holy month of Moharramul Haram is commencing from January 11 and the Chehlum of Kerbala Martyrs would take place on February 22.
By this date, the severe chilly and frosty situation in Gulliat will have improved.
According to the Election Commission of Pakistan, the offices of ECP and ballot boxes and voting scanners present there were torched in nine districts of Sindh including Sukkar, Jamshoro, Noshehroferoz, Qambar Shahdadkot, Thatta, Ghotki, Jackobabad, Badin and Dadu. In these areas, the training work of polling crew is affected as well. (ANI)

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