Peshawar: A meeting of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet has been summoned on February 02 with local government elections in the province on top of the agenda
Provincial officials said the province will hold local government elections on September 15.
Officials said that the cabinet meeting will introduce the chief minister to the new local institutional system and provincial elections.
The local council polls will be held in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in stages.
The new local government system will be composed of districts, tehsil, villages and neighborhood committees.
The officials have compiled recommendations to keep the number of councillors lesser than the previous local bodies system. “It has also been recommended for direct election for the tehsil Nazim”, sources said.
“Under the new system seven tehsil councils have been established in Peshawar,” according to officials.
The provincial cabinet session would also deliberate over the agenda of sugar import.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has recently announced the date for holding local bodies elections in the province after approval from the cabinet.
The provincial cabinet has decided to hold local bodies elections in the province on 15 September 2021. The meeting also approved Local Councils Conduct of Election Rules 2020.
The KP local agency system completed its term in August 2020, and the ECP recently convened a meeting to review the province’s polling arrangements. According to Article 140 (A) and Article (4) 219 of the 2017 Electoral Law, the committee must hold elections within 120 days after the expiration of the term of LB.