Published On: Wed, Dec 18th, 2013
Published in Category: Karachi

Parties protesting on SLGO-2013 supported dictators: Memon

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KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information, Archives and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that the Sindh assembly would soon be in session to debate on the subject-matter, the amended Sindh Local Government Ordinance (SLGO-2013).

He said that the Sindh government would shortly be summoned the assembly session in response to the requisition of the opposition.

He said that the political parties that had been making hue and cry over the promulgation of the amended SLGO-2013 had in fact accepted their defeat prior to entering the contests for the Local Bodies polls and hence they were levying baseless and false accusations on government.

This he said while talking to the newsmen on Tuesday at his office.

The forthcoming Local Bodies polls in the province would be free, fair and transparent and the results would also be quite different.

It was a matter of past when the polling stations were forcefully occupied and public mandate was stolen through rigging in the polls but this time, no such practice would be possible as the Sindh provincial government would take appropriate measures to keep the sanctity of voter’s opinions and decisions, Minister said.

Sharjeel Enam Memon while reversing the criticism to the parties that declared the amended SLGO-2013 as unconstitutional has said that they were ally to the Military dictator Pervez Musharraf and had accepted his flawed and undemocratic decisions he had implemented.

It was an irony that Muttahida Qaumi Movement was making a hue and cry over the promulgation of the amended SLGO-2013 while ignoring the fact that Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan, who was from MQM had signed the ordinance.

He said that the political parties that were on protest in that context had in actual accepted its defeat and was making efforts that were just tantamount to face-saving tricks. Such parties had never staged any protest against undemocratic deeds of Musharraf but supported him.

He said that the local bodies polls would be free, fair and transparent and the district government that would come into being after results would also be autonomous.