KP LB elections in March, announces minister
PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government on Wednesday announced to hold Local Bodies elections in the province between March 15 and April 7, 2014 for which all the preparations have been finalised.
Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Inayatullah Khan while addressing a news conference said that provincial government has finalised the arrangements for the LB elections, however, some of the political parties have challenged the Local Bodies Act in the court therefore the election could be delayed.
"Some of the political parties want to run away from the local bodies elections and for this purpose they have challenged the Local Bodies Act in the court. Government is ready to hold the election between March 15 to April 7, 2014. If the elections are delayed the political parties who took the matter to the court will be responsible for the it," he remarked.
He said that the demarcation of constituencies has been completed and appeals against this demarcation would be heard in 15 days and the process will be completed till January 15, 2014.
He said the provincial government would spend 30% development funds through local bodies' elected members while they will also generate their own funds.
He hoped that a big change will come after local bodies elections as people will solve their problems at their doorsteps. - PPI
Suicide attack foiled
KARACHI: Security guards deputed at an imambargah near Karachi's Khalid bin Waleed Road foiled an attack as two explosive-laden women tried to enter the place of worship on Wednesday, DawnNews reported.
One of the women was shot dead whereas the other was critically injured as the guards opened fire as when the burqa-clad women tried to force their way inside.
Security and rescue teams reached the site of incident and cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident went underway.
Police officials later confirmed that both women were equipped with explosives. Moreover, the husband of the explosive-laden woman who was killed was taken into custody by authorities. - Agencies