SC orders provinces to hold LG polls after Muharram

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) Thursday directed the provinces to hold local bodies elections after the holy month of Muharram.The SC bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was hearing the case pertaining to LG polls.

During the proceedings, the CJP remarked that everyone was giving different date for local bodies elections. He ordered the provinces to hold the polls after the month of Muharram else be ready to face the music. The chief justice termed it fine to order the revival of old system in case the LB polls were not conducted.

Advocate Generals Punjab and Balochistan said their governments were ready to hold local government elections on December 07.

Justice Jawwad S Khawaja asked to name those elements who were delaying the elections.

The chief justice remarked that only Sindh government was serious in holding LG polls. The court summoned the reply from federation and Sindh and adjourned the hearing until submission of  replies from Sindh and federal government in this regard.