SC rejects LG elections schedule, orders new one



The Supreme Court rejected a local government elections schedule on Wednesday, while ordering the Election Commission of Pakistan to issue a new schedule for the local bodies polls, reportedly.

The elections were previously scheduled for July 25. However, due to the absence of a relevant law, the court has rejected the schedule. Moreover, the hearing of the case is adjourned until August 3.

“Due to lack of constitutional cover for the local government and non-availability of the system, some provinces, federal capital and cantonment areas have been deprived of LG elections,” said Independent Senator Mohsin Khan Leghari, who submitted the bill.

Earlier on Monday, the country’s top court sought an update from the government on the status of the legislation on local government system in the federal capital.