ISLAMABAD: All provincial governments must hold local bodies (LB) elections not later than September, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Thursday.
Chief Justice Chaudhry made this statement while hearing a case regarding the worsening law and order situation in Balochistan.
The court had earlier issued notices to the provincial governments to submit a statement today telling the date on which the LB elections would be held. However, the governments failed to give an exact date.
The chief justice, today, remarked that any date beyond September will not be acceptable.
He further said that the governments seem to delay the elections till 2014.
The bench had underlined that the LB polls are important in maintaining a contact between people and the government.