PML-Q, PML-F, NPP MPAs to sit in opposition if Sindh LG ordinance not repealed

Published: September 11, 2012
PML-F leader Jam Madad Ali says ordinance equal to fraud with people and coalition partners. PHOTO: EXPRESS

PML-F leader Jam Madad Ali says ordinance equal to fraud with people and coalition partners. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: Sindh MPAs of Pakistan Muslim League – Functional (PML-F), National Peoples Party (NPP) and Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q), protesting against the SPLGO 2012, have decided to sit on the opposition benches in the Sindh Assembly if the ordinance is not repealed, Express News reported on Tuesday.

Representatives of the three political parties said they had reservations over the local government ordinance, for which official notification has not been sent to them as yet.

PML-F MPA Jam Madad Ali, while briefing the media appealed to the government, on behalf of the people and the elected representatives, to repeal the ordinance, saying it was “unacceptable and would not be accepted under any circumstances.”

“This ordinance is [equal to] fraud with the people and coalition partners,” he said, adding that they had not been taken into confidence over the promulgation of this ordinance.

“If this was beneficial for the people, it should have been passed in the light of day,” said Jam Madad Ali, adding that they had to get their hand on a copy of the ordinance “unofficially”.

“We found out that more changes have been made in this [ordinance]; this copy has 160 pages, we found out there are 300 pages now,” he said, adding that even now, changes were being made to it.

Appealing as elected MPAs, he asked the government to immediately give them a copy of the ordinance which contained all changes and to keep them in the loop so they could tell the people how “Sindh was being traded”.

He also added that parts of the ordinance contained text from former president Pervez Musharraf’s 2001 ordinance.

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Reader Comments (19)

  • (voice of sindh)
    Sep 11, 2012 - 4:25PM

    Great, salute to our brave leaders. they are real sons of soil.Recommend

  • Sep 11, 2012 - 4:27PM

    Something that is good for the province is bad for them. Salams


  • kalia
    Sep 11, 2012 - 5:14PM

    yesterday, there was debate and people who are opposing it haven’t even read it.

    its good for People but bad for there politics…..


  • Khalq e Khuda
    Sep 11, 2012 - 5:31PM

    @(voice of sindh):

    These parties want to avoid local government so people are denied power at grass root level and they can keep ripping them off. These people were the ones who supported Musharraf’s local government which gave revenue, health, education and many other departments to City governments. So their opposition to the ordinance which is an excellent law is just to sabotage not for welfare of people.


  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Sep 11, 2012 - 5:35PM

    These are the group of people who are not demanding the repealing of law of blashphemy . Now the duelity in politics has gone .Only that party will be allowed to survive which will work according to the wishes of internatiinal community . The Drones will direct the politics in Pakistan . Mind it u ar no more a sovereign country only the proffessional army is now sovereign and will do what they wish to mould a new PAKISTAN and will dig the grave of past pakistan .Recommend

  • Pak12
    Sep 11, 2012 - 5:36PM

    In many developed parts of the world, big cities are govern by metropolitan authorities and rural areas are govern by their local bodies. What is wrong with this approach? is it because they now have less funds to eat?


  • (voice of sindh)
    Sep 11, 2012 - 5:58PM

    @Khalq e Khuda:
    with due respect bro,…………
    They had not opposed the l.g.o, every body in fever of devolving the power at grass root level so that people get their desired results. but they opposing in the which manner it was came in the scene, issued in the late night against the inspirations of people of sindh, if you read the l.g.o bro, you will find there are actually three systems which have been merged in the one l.g.o system.
    there are 23 districts in sindh. 5 of them have been named as metropolitans, they have nazims as well as the commissioners. but the rural areas along the metropolitan cities do possess the taluka council as we had in 1979 system, the rural talukas which are vicinity in metropolitans are 6. and remaining 12 districts will be operated as ordinary commissionerate province three systems.


  • DevilHunterX
    Sep 11, 2012 - 6:05PM

    They should all commit mass suicide. That will really send a clear message.


  • Atif Yousufzai
    Sep 11, 2012 - 6:31PM

    Good for them, at least there should be 10 member opposition in Sindh Assembly, since PPP and MQM equal 143 seats in Sindh Assembly.


  • Omer
    Sep 11, 2012 - 6:51PM

    We want grass root devolution of power.


  • Karachiwala
    Sep 11, 2012 - 7:51PM

    Now this could only happen in Pakistan, where you dont have to argue madness because 30% of population is illiterate and 50% goes to madrassas where they learn only to create new sect of religion, and 20% are in dilemma that why have they spent thier time earning a degree. Because the Quota system and bribing allows possition to those who dont deserve it on merit basis.
    So if they prefer Commisioner system over Mayor system, its no big of surprise. They are all tuned to choose SELECTION over ELECTION. A commisioner would be selectable comodity, who would collect Bhutta of illelegal peddalers, prostitutes dens, wine shops, transport mafia, milk mafia etc etc… its big money involve here. A commisioner has no regard of populace welfare, since his term is secured only if he keeps his big boss (CM) happy. While if a Most corrupt Mayor is able to survive his term of 4 years some how, he still needs to refresh his mandate by election.
    last of all–

    When 1979 commisioner system was in-effect by an ordinance in 2010, in the Brightest hour of 11:30 PM- they all celeberated at ANP SHAHI supari house.
    back then, issuing ordinance was legal and it happened in a best way (that kept mqm out).
    so, it turns out- its not the system they are afraid of. its MQM. they fear that if Larkana would become something like Karachi, then who will buy thier cheap talk?


  • Sindhi_Pakistani
    Sep 12, 2012 - 12:46AM

    PPP-MQM are distributing Sindh’s cities and resources as if Sindh were their conquered or colonized land. Sindh has long history of democratic resistance against dictators. PPP-MQM alliance could not be-fool Sindhi nation, we are NOT against local body system but in the garb of local Govt, our cities are being grabbed from us, our fundamental right over our land, resources and culture are being denied within our own Urban cities. If such is as LG system, no one will accept it. People of Sindh will challenge it through peaceful and democratic means.


  • Freeman
    Sep 12, 2012 - 2:15AM

    @(voice of sindh): What this sons of soil have given to their GHAREEB HARI in 65 years of the creation of Pakistan if you get any answer please let me know…………I really want to know the meaning of the son of soil……….Whether those who keep their nation oppressed by the colonia system of commissioner to rule on slaves or those who like to progress with the new progressive system of local bodies.


  • Khalq e Khuda
    Sep 12, 2012 - 3:56AM

    @(voice of sindh):

    What is wrong with one province and three systems? Throughout the world you have a separate system for the capital, big cities and smaller towns. The difference between urban and rural structure makes this necessary! New York City has a different status in New York state, the capital Albany has a different status and the rest of the areas have a different status. Karachi maybe five districts but it is one integrated city while Hyderabad and Matiari are two different cities.

    The biggest five cities have been declared Metropolitan areas which is quite understandable.

    As far as the manner is concerned, where were these parties when the Commissionerate system was restored by Ordinance?

    Surely it works both ways!


  • jawed sarwar
    Sep 12, 2012 - 4:36AM

    We have seen that Karachi made tremendous progress during the MQM appointed Mayor Mr Kamal Mustafa. Development of Karachi was seen around the world. As a honest and true Pakistani we must say it boldly the during the reconstruction activities all section of people were benefittd especially the labourers from KPK and other provinces got job and got construction jobs as contractors. Just after the Mustafa Kamal the conditions of Karachi roads and construction are known to everybody. We must support the local bodies system is the best system for Karachites. The the solution to it the the creation of 3 provinces in Sindh. Babgladesh today has more provinces than Pakistan. Even India has created more provinces based on language and adminidtrative reasons. If we want to save Pakistan from further disinterations we must create 3 procinces in Baluchistan,2 in KPK,2 in Sindh and at least 3 in Punjab. We must respect others and treat all Pakistani equally.Recommend

  • Sep 12, 2012 - 10:06AM

    @Karachiwala: Well placed remark my friend. Salams


  • (voice of sindh)
    Sep 12, 2012 - 3:52PM

    what have you said. they have done nothing for us. raising the voice for people seems to be nothing in front of you. as govt had announced l.g.o system immediately resignations came from them. ministry is not a little thing to be sacrificed. whatever they could, they have done. unlike betrayers of ppp. as far as their credibility is concerned, they performed enough in their constituencies, you should not blame them by sitting in karachi. i commented as “salute to them”Recommend

  • (voice of sindh)
    Sep 12, 2012 - 7:47PM

    @Khalq e Khuda:
    This is not u.s.a bro, its pakistan. every thing has been constituted already. obey the laws. no one can bring the change in it except people who are selfish for their tenures. PPP has opened this pendora box, for postponing the general election as far as they could. plus, assuring the alliance of mqm in up comming elections. ppp is being blackmailed by the mqm since 2 years and so.

    as far as metropolitans are concerned, they have named 5, why dont 23 metropolitans would be made. its no harm in it. karachi should be the metropolitan, bcz its requirement of an state to be the metropolitized is that, it should possess the 10 million or more than that population. as in india, mumbai, kolkata, and delhi.
    hyd, larkana, mirpurkhas, and sukker. are just mere cities and can’t come under the justification. due to those rural population will be neglected completely. DEAR ITS A RACE OF FUNDS,…….. NOTHING ELSE.Recommend

  • (voice of sindh)
    Sep 12, 2012 - 7:55PM

    @Khalq e Khuda:
    karachi is big city, more than 15 million population is there. it should have been divided again in 5 districts rather than 18 towns. districts would be more suitable as compare to towns. one district means one nazim will rule the whole city. the demography of karachi is too complex, it comprises sindhi, muhajar, pashtoons, balochi, memon. etc. so smaller units will help people to get the interaction with their districts nazim, as east, south, north, central and malir. thanks.Recommend

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