Sindh Ministers Saeed Ghani, Shehla Raza resign from post

An hour after Saeed Ghani's announcement, PPP leader and Provincial Minister for Women’s Development Shehla Raza also tendered her resignation.

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PPP leader and Sindh Information Minister Saeed Ghani has resigned from his post to take part in the upcoming local government (LG) elections.

Saeed Ghani – who is also the PPP Karachi President – revealed the news on Twitter. He noted that his resignation was not accepted yet.

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“I have sent the resignation from the provincial cabinet to the Chief Minister of Sindh to participate in the election campaign, which has not been accepted yet. As the president of PPP Karachi, I wish to participate in the election campaign with the workers. The decision to accept the resignation has to be taken by the party leadership and the Chief Minister,” Saeed Ghani tweeted.

An hour after Saeed Ghani’s announcement, PPP leader and Provincial Minister for Women’s Development Shehla Raza also tendered her resignation as a member of the Sindh cabinet to lead the political campaign of the party during local government elections.

LG polls scheduled for August 28

The second phase of the LG elections in 16 districts of Karachi and Hyderabad, initially scheduled for July, will now take place on August 28 due to the heavy monsoon season.

In a notification issued on Wednesday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) asked for the deployment of Pakistan Army and Sindh Rangers troops for the upcoming by-poll and local government elections in Karachi.

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A high-level meeting to discuss how to maintain peace and security during the upcoming by-election and local government polls was held with Sindh police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon in the chair.

According to the details, security and deployment will be ensured and a peaceful environment will also be ensured at every polling station, with complete police control in terms of maintaining law and order.

The manpower available at the district level will be given a regular briefing about their responsibilities, while the anti-riot reserve and Rapid Response Force platoons will be kept ready and alert in the respective districts to deal with any possible emergency situation.

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