ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday removed objections placed by the Registrar Office over a plea seeking directives for holding of local body polls across the country.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was hearing a civil miscellaneous appeal moved by Daniyal Aziz, former chairman of the National Reconstruction Bureau (NRB), against order of the Registrar office. The bench removed objections, paving way for an initial hearing of the main constitutional petition to be heard in the coming weeks.
The chief justice told Farhat Nawaz Lodhi, counsel for Aziz, that they would be clubbing it with other identical petitions and would take them up in the upcoming week.
The appeal was moved against an order of the Registrar Office dated May 29, raising objections and not entertaining the constitutional petition earlier filed by the petitioner under Article 184(3) of the Constitution.
The Registrar Office had stated that none of the fundamental rights of the petitioner were violated (by not holding local government elections) and that he might approach the proper forum for redressal of his grievances.
Aziz has pleaded the court to issue directives for holding local government elections in the four provinces, under Article 140-A of the Constitution, 1973, besides implementing the Police Order, 2002.