Constitutional provisions about LB polls not being adhered: SC

ISLAMABAD, Oct 3 (INP): Sindh government on Friday informed the Supreme Court of Pakistan that an ordinance on new delimitations in the province for holding local government elections will be issued in a week.

The disclosure was made before a three-member bench led by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk while hearing a case pertaining to legislation for local body polls.

Advocate General Sindh informed the bench that an ordinance on new delimitations is ready and will be issued in a week.He apologized to the court for the delay.

“You should apologize to the constitution, constitution does not forgive,” Justice Azmat Saeed remarked. He said that constitutional provisions with regard to local bodies polls are not being adhered to.

Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk remarked that all three provincial governments of Punjab, Sindh and KPK have done nothing to hold local body polls before the deadline of November 15, 2014 set by the Supreme Court.

The court directed Attorney Generals of Sindh, Punjab and KPK to take fresh instructions from their respective provincial governments.  The case was adjourned till October 14, 2014.



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