Abb Takk News

SC orders Sindh, Punjab, KPK to file replies in LB polls case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan here on Thursday directed the Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments to file their replies on preparations of local body elections in the provinces.

These orders were issued by a three-member bench led by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk while hearing a case pertaining to legislation for local body polls.

During the course of hearing, the CJP enquired about the deadline given to Punjab and Sindh for legislation on LB polls and fresh delimitations.

The CJP expressed his displeasure on KPK authorities for not holding the elections.

At which, Attritional Attorney General of the KPK said that court in its orders had authorized Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to make new electoral boundaries that caused a delay in elections.

At which, the CJP said the court were not rightly interpreted.

The court issued notices to Attorney Generals of Sindh, Punjab and KPK to file respective replies of provincial governments within 15 days.

On Tuesday, PTI chief Imran Khan, whose party rules the KPK, announced that his government was all set to hold local government elections in November.

However, the ECP said on Wednesday that holding of LG polls is impossible in Nov sans any legislation and delimitation. It said the task may take nearly six more months.