Local body elections in Sindh will be held on time, decision of Sindh High Court – Pakistan

The Sindh High Court has rejected the petitions for postponement of local body elections in the province and decided that the local body elections in the province will be held on time.

The case was heard in the Sindh High Court on the application for adjournment of local body elections in the province. Barrister Forough Naseem, lawyer of Jamaat-e-Islami Chaudhry Asif and election lawyers appeared on behalf of MQM.

Barrister Forough Naseem argued in the court that the Election Commission had announced local body elections in Sindh on April 13, 2022, but the Sindh government had not implemented the decision of the Supreme Court.

Forough Naseem said that all political parties are in agreement that elections should not be held without reforms, Election and Local Government Act is also being violated. Is in UC

Barrister Forough Naseem in his arguments said that now the electoral rolls will be completed on 12th August, the electoral process should not start before 12th August, there will be two and a half crore entries, and this is a big task, electoral rolls are the basis of fair elections.

Presenting his arguments in the court, the counsel for the Election Commission said that all arrangements for the election have been completed and more than 30 million ballot papers have been printed, while Rs 50 crore has been spent so far.

The lawyer of the Election Commission said that the Election Commission is verifying the voters from door to door. If there is a mistake in the verification of a vote, it is not malicious but a human error.

Jamaat-e-Islami lawyer Chaudhry Asif argued that the Supreme Court had earlier ordered legislation and later elections under Article 140A. Ordered the release of funds.

Justice Junaid Ghaffar remarked that the Supreme Court had ordered the holding of local body elections. If such elections were held, the local body government would be considered the weakest.

The court said that local body elections in Sindh would not be postponed, but local body elections in the province would be held on time.

The Sindh High Court rejected the pleas to stay the local body elections, remarking that a detailed decision on the case would be issued later.

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