ISLAMABAD - Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday said it has completed the delimitation task in Punjab and Sindh calling upon voters to go through the list for confirmation of their votes and register their complaints in case they have any objection.

The delimitation of constituencies in Punjab and Sindh was a hectic process in the provinces and was considered to be the major impediment in holding local bodies (LB) polls in the two provinces triggering Supreme Court to pressurize the two provincial governments to conduct the polls by September 30 this year.

The ECP through District Election Commissioners appointed as Delimitation Officers have published the preliminary list of constituencies (union councils/committees and wards in the Town and Municipal Committees) specifying the areas proposed to be included in each constituency in respect of Punjab and Sindh provinces.

This list will remain exhibited in the offices of the Delimitation Officers, Assistant Delimitation Officers and display centers established for the purpose of a period of 10 days starting from 11th June to 20th June, 2015 during office hours.

The ECP said any person entitled to vote in the constituency may make representation or prefer an objection up to 30th June, 2015 before the Delimitation Authority or any authorized officer, if so desired.

It is to be mentioned here that the delimitation process undertaken by provinces was stroked down by Supreme Court after it was challenged by petitioners triggering the apex court to assign ECP for the task.

It took nearly two months for ECP to demarcate constituencies although the final list of delimitation would be displayed by July 28 after the process of feedback from voters is completed on June 20.

ECP officials told The Nation that the major hurdle in holding LB polls in Punjab and Sindh was the lack of delimitation adding that the commission can issue schedule for polls within a week after final list is displayed on July 28.

In a separate development, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Wednesday wound up the hearing pertaining to rigging allegations in hometown of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where, according to a petitioner, brother of the provincial chief executive contested LB polls on May 30.

The CEC during the hearing grilled respondents for extending the polling time in Manki Sharif union council beyond 5pm expressing anger at extending the time till 9pm.

In his remarks, the CEC said there were enough complaints from petitioners in which they have complained about extension in polling times to what officials said hinted that ECP may announce re-polling in certain constituencies.