Local body elections: Supreme Court puts off government appeal

The bench put off the hearing to an unspecified date.

Our Correspondent September 06, 2012


The hearing of an appeal filed by the Sindh government against a judgment by the Sindh High Court telling the government to hold local body elections in 90 days, was adjourned indefinitely by the Supreme Court on Thursday after the Advocate General of Sindh argued that a detailed judgment is still awaited.

As soon as the appeal was taken up, AG Abul Fattah Malik submitted that 90 days had passed while the appeal was pending before the SC.

Unless the detailed judgment is made available, it would not be appropriate to proceed with the case, he submitted, requesting the court to adjourn the proceedings.

In the same case, an application was filed by the Sindh Local Council Alliance, consisting of former nazims and councillors.

The applicant requested the court to make them party to these proceedings. They requested the court not to pass orders untill they are heard on the issue.

The bench put off the hearing to an unspecified date.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 7th, 2012.


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