Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Wednesday said that it seems provinces do not want to hold local bodies elections.
While hearing the case relating to LB elections in the provinces, the chief justice directed all the provinces to give a date for the holding of local bodies elections to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in consonance with the Article 140-A of the constitution of Pakistan.
The chief justice warned that if the constitution was not abided, then get ready to face its result. Delaying tactics are being adopted for not holding the LB elections, the CJ observed.
Justice Gulzar Ahmad observed that surprisingly the law also goes away along with the local bodies.
The ECP DG Sher Afghan said that no request was received from any of the provinces relating to the holding of LB elections. Balochistan has carried out the demarcations on the basis of old census on which elections could not be held.
Sindh Advocate General stated that the demarcations would be completed on November 4, adding that we are very much near the LB lections and cannot even think of not holding the LB elections in the province.
Punjab Advocate General stated that the demarcations across the province have been completed.
The Supreme Court in its order said that if the Article 140-A were not implemented, then the court would pass its order over non-implementation of the constitution.
Later, the hearing of the case was adjourned until October 7.