Published On: Sun, Mar 23rd, 2014
Published in Category: Karachi

LB polls to be held in Nov: CM Sindh

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KARACHI: The Sindh government, Saturday, announced local bodies (LB) elections will be held in November this year.

Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah announced in a meeting that preparations for the local elections will begin soon.

Sharjeel Memon, Sikander Mandro and Murad Ali Shah were also present in the meeting.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Supreme Court ordered all provinces to conduct local body elections no later than November 15.

The case was heard by a three-member bench presided by Chief Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jilani.

In February, several members of the provincial assembly called for holding local government elections as soon as possible so as to mitigate administrative problems.

Lawmakers representing the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) said holding of local government elections and devolving powers to the grassroots level would serve the people.

Many complained that local elections had not been held in a long time, and holding them soon is necessary.}