SC seeks report on LG polls from all provinces
17 September, 2013
QUETTA: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the provincial governments to submit written reports about the progress made for holding local government elections.
While hearing the Balochistan law and order case at the Quetta Registry, a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said that local government elections were being delayed. He said that 80 percent of the problems faced by the people across the country would end once the local government system is restored.
The representatives of all four provinces briefed the court about progress made in holding local government elections. The apex court directed the provinces to take steps for the polls. The court said that a written reply in this connection be submitted before it today (Tuesday).
The Sindh government has submitted its response in the apex court pertaining to the matter. It has said that it was ready to hold the local body elections which are scheduled for the third week of December 2013. Media report quotes Sindh Advocate General Khalid Javed as saying that the provincial government would complete all the necessary delimitation work by October 15.