SC orders provinces to hold local bodies polls bofore Muharram

Elections 2013SC orders provinces to hold local bodies polls bofore Muharram

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday directed the provincial governments to hold local bodies elections before the holy month of Muharram.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was hearing the local bodies election case on Thursday.


During the proceedings, the Chief justice remarked that everyone was giving different date for local bodies elections. He ordered the provincial governments to hold the polls before the month of Muharram, else be ready to face the music.

The Chief justice termed it fine to order the revival of old system in case the local bodies polls were not conducted.

Advocate Generals Punjab and Balochistan informed the court that their governments were ready to hold local government elections on December 7.

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