LB elections once law and order improves in Karachi: Qaim Ali Shah

Meeting with Chaudhry Nisar proved to be productive, says Sindh CM.


Web Desk July 22, 2013
Qaim Ali Shah. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah said on Monday that local bodies elections will be held in the province once the security situation of Karachi improves, Express News reported.

"We have asked for a six months' time from the Supreme Court to hold elections," said Shah, adding that peace can only be achieved through the joint efforts of the federal and provincial governments.

He said that meeting with the Minister of Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan proved to be productive.

Khan visited Karachi on Monday to be briefed on the security situation of Karachi.

Shah’s Pakistan Peoples Party has been at loggerheads over a local bodies election with other parties from Sindh when it first came to power in 2008. Earlier this year, the government, having seen the back of their long term coalition partners, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, reinstated its preferred local government system of 1979 and had in its election campaign promised local body elections.

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COMMENTS (8)

NK Ali | 7 years ago | Reply

Contrary to what you say Mr. Chief Minister, the law and order situation will profoundly improve if the LBO polls are held on schedule and the PPP is roundly defeated. Salams

To quote: "Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." Plato (brainyquote.com/)

Remember the adage, "Where there is a will, there is a way." (Anonymous)

Napier Mole | 7 years ago | Reply

By depriving sindhs urban areas from their metrpolitan rights, the ppp fovernment is pushing sindh towards division on urban-rural lines hence reviving the phoenix which had now been dead for decades. History will judge how myopic were sindh's rulers.

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