LG elections: Sindh govt submits response in SC
17 September, 2013
KARACHI: In view of the directives issued by Supreme Court of Pakistan to hold local body elections, the provincial government of Sindh submitted its response in the apex court pertaining to the matter.
The Sindh government presented its stance saying that it was ready to hold the local body elections scheduled for the third week of December 2013.
Sindh Advocate General Khalid Javed told a private TV channel that the provincial government would complete all the necessary delimitation work by October 15 after which it would be ready for the local government elections.
However, since it was the duty of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to conduct the local body elections, the Supreme Court's response on the Sindh government's stance was awaited.
The governments of Punjab, Khyber Pakthunkhwa and Balochistan have not submitted their responses in the Supreme Court regarding the local body elections.
Meanwhile, Sindh Assembly opposition leader, Faisal Sabzwari, said that local government system should introduce some amendments in local government bill in accordance with Article 140A of the Constitution.
He added that the court should look into the matter, because if the first democratically elected civilian government was conducting local body elections, it had to be done in the right manner.
Provincial Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said the local government bill was passed in the assembly after holding deliberations.