Sindh govt urges ECP to postpone NA 249 by poll: KARACHI: Keeping in view the recent spike in COVID-19 situations in the district, the Sindh government on Monday officially requested the Political election Payment of Pakistan to hold off by-election for National Assembly constituency NA-249 Karachi.
In a letter to the ECP, the Sindh government advised the election body to hold off the scheduled by-poll in the concurrency until the coronavirus pandemic was brought controlled.
The nation was encountering the third wave of the pandemic and COVID-19 situations rose by over seven percent in Karachi and also Hyderabad throughout the past week, read the letter.
Over 400 COVID-19 patients were undergoing therapy in intensive care units and also UHDs of various medical facilities in Karachi, it included.
During the worrying situation, corner meetings as well as political rallies will certainly bring about even more coronavirus infections as well as deaths in the metropolitan area, claimed the rural federal government.
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Earlier on April 15, a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) delegation had met the Provincial Election Commissioner Sindh and demanded of the Political election Compensation of Pakistan (ECP) to reschedule NA-249 by-polls and also release military personnel in the constituency.
A PTI delegation headed by Khurrum Sher Zaman had sent a composed appeal to the provincial election commissioner, carrying demands to transform the polling day for the NA-249 by-polls besides likewise deploying militaries.
Later on talking with media, PTI Sindh lawmaker and Karachi principal Khurrum Sher Zaman had said that they came close to the ECP to reschedule the polling in the constituency on Sunday.