SC upholds stay order against local govt act


The Supreme Court upheld the stay order against Sindh Local Government Act till 16th of this month. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard the case in Islamabad on Tuesday. During the hearing, Sindh government’s lawyer Anwar Mansoor made a submission for an adjournment of the hearing as he had to leave for Britain for medical treatment. The court acceding to the lawyer’s submission adjourned the hearing until 16th and restrained the Sindh government not to transfer any department to the local government during this period. However, the chief justice asked Anwar Mansoor Khan to tell his client that during this period of stay order there shouldn’t be any breach. Anwar Mansoor Khan said if any such thing happens, then he would give up pleading for the Sindh government as the institution of judiciary was most important to him and added that he never requested for adjournment from the court in the past. The chief justice told the lawyer you need not take back your power of attorney as we knew how to deal with a situation.