ISLAMABAD: The federal government has increased the number of union councils (UC) in Islamabad 10 days before the local body polls, surprising candidates and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
According to ARY News, after the federal government approved changes in the number of union councils, the federal government has announced an increase in the number of UCs in the federal capital territory.
The notification said that under the Local Bodies Act, the demarcation of Union Councils should be based on the population of Islamabad, thereby increasing the number of union councils from the existing 101 to 125.
The ECP has called an emergency meeting on December 31 local elections and there are fears that the LG polls in the federal capital may be delayed again.
It may be pertinent to mention here that a few months back, the government increased the number of trade union councils in the federal capital to 101.
After increasing the number of union councils earlier, the Election Commission has released the new schedule for the local government elections in Islamabad and the ward schedule.
The ECP has announced that local government elections will be held in the federal capital on December 31.