Election Commission of Pakistan has issued the official Notification letter on 22nd April, 2020 in connection with Punjab local government election 2020.
I am directed to refer to your office letter No. SOR(LG)1-35/2019 dated 31-03-2020 on the subject noted above and to state that according to the amendments in Section-3 of the Punjab Local Government Act, 2019 and Section-10 of the Punjab Village Panchayats & Neighborhood Councils Act, 2019 made by the Punjab Government, the cut-off date for constitution of local government Institutions under both these Acts, is derived as 04-02-2021.
Accordingly, the Election Commission of Pakistan will have to complete all the steps for holding Local Government Election (i.e upto administering oath from the returned candidates) by or before 04-02-2021 and as a first step. Election Commission has to start delimitation process in the Village Panchayats & Neighborhood Councils at the earliest but following long pending issues with regard to delimitation of village Panchayats & Neighborhood Councils are still awaited from the Provincial Government, which need to be gear up enabling the Election Commission to conduct Punjab Local Government Election 2020 within time frame;
- Provision of requisite maps in respect of remaining 32 districts of Punjab Province (except district Narowal, Kasur, Khanewal & Lodhran)
- Issuance of Corrigendum in the Notification of urban & rural local areas in respect of remaining 16 districts.
It is therefore, requested that remaining Information / data especially aforementioned two issues may be provided so that Election Commission could start the delimitation process in due course of time, accordingly, please.