LG Polls: MQM To Challenge SHC Decision In SC.

KARACHI -- The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has decided to challenge the Sindh High Court's decision with regard to the local government elections in the Supreme Court.

The SHC on Friday rejected a plea from major political parties in the province to delay the local government elections. The MQM-P preparing a constitutional petition in the Supreme Court, party sources said. The party have reservations over delimitation of constituencies, which were made to benefit a party, sources said. 'The work on voters lists yet to complete, moreover there are reservations on lists having errors and irregularities,' according to sources. Party sources said that the Supreme Court verdict with regard to local government elections has not been implemented, it is non-compliance of the court's decision. 'Moreover, the powers have also not been transferred under Article 140-A, it will be a question mark to hold local government elections in such situation,' party sources added.

The high court while rejecting the plea to defer elections scheduled in the province in two phases on June 26 (tomorrow) and July 24, directed the ECP to hold the polls as per the schedule. During...

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