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Reshuffles: ECP removes Election Commissioner Sindh Javed Afridi

KARACHI: In a major reshuffle, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has removed Sindh Election Commissioner, Javed Afridi from his post on Friday.

Javed Afridi was replaced by Aijaz Anwar Chohan as the new provincial election commissioner. The Reshuffles in the province were made on the directives of the Chief Election Commissioner after the schedule for delimitation of constituencies in the province was issued by the election body.

ECP directed Javed Afridi to report the Election Commission Secretariat in Islamabad. Chohan was earlier posted as additional director general (local government).

In another change, joint election commissioner Farid Afridi was also removed from his post and was also directed to report to the Islamabad secretariat. The district election commissioners in Jamshoro and Sujawal also replaced each other.

The election commission has notified the formation of the committees for the delimitation of local government constituencies.

According to the notification, the delimitation committee for each district will be comprised of three members and the District Election Commissioner will be the convenor of the body.

The Deputy Commissioner and District Education Officer or Taluka Education Officer will be the other two members of the committee.

The committee in the first phase will decide fresh delimitation of constituencies of union councils, union committees and wards. The local councils’ polls will be announced after fresh delimitation of constituencies in the province.

The local councils’ delimitation process will be completed between nine to 22 September in Sindh and preliminary delimitation of constituencies will be displayed on September 23.

The schedule for local bodies elections will be announced after completion of the delimitation process, the election commission announced.

The last date for the communication of decisions of the delimitation authorities to the delimitation committees would be October 29, while the final publication of the list of constituencies by the delimitation committees would take place on October 30.

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