KARACHI- Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Chief Muhammad Hussain Mehanti has made it clear on Thursday that any decision on local government system would not be accepted, if stakeholders in Karachi were not taken onboard, in this regard. Commenting over the recent developments in dialogue between the Pakistan Peoples Party and Muttahida Qaumi Movement on local government system, he said that Karachi is a diverse city of about 20 million people and stakeholder political parties of the city were still ignored over the issue. In a press statement, Mehanti further said that both the parties did not deliver any relief to masses during their outgoing tenure spanning on past four years. He further said that both parties were scuffling over their wasted interests and were blackmailing each other. He said that all the stakeholders of the city should be taken onboard on the issue. He said that only MQM and PPP were not the representatives of Karachi but various other political and religious parties have significant vote bank in the metropolis. He further added that representatives of JI had chaired the local bodies system of the city twice. He said that senior citizens of the city remember the services of former Mayor Abdul Sattar Afghani, adding that similarly Naimatullah Khan had bestowed the city with a new green and clean look and his services were also acknowledged by his ideological rivals. The JI leader said that court ordered to hold local bodies elections within a period of three months, while the government and its allies were busy in sharing powers and benefits, instead of focusing elections. He demanded of the government to include all the political parties and stakeholders of the City in dialogue on local governmental system. He further demanded of the government to publish those suggestions, so for arrived from both parties so as masses could know, what the coalition parties are going to decide about the metropolis. He was of the view that ignoring political parties, other than MQM and PPP, on the issue, was quite against the spirit of democracy ACCUSED REMANDED IN JUDICIAL CUSTODY: First Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate West Thursday remanded an accused in judicial custody, who was arrested in a police encounter. Gulshan-e-Maymar police station produced the accused, Hazar Khan, before First Civil judge and Judicial Magistrate West Ashfaq Ahmed and sought the remand for interrogation.The police claimed the accused was arrested after encounter near Northern Bypass while his accomplices, Ghafoor Bugti and Liaquat alias Murad managed to flee. The investigating officer sought judicial remand for further investigation which was approved by the judge while directing IO to produce remand dairies on next date. A case (FIR 130/2012) is registered against the suspects under section 353, 324/34, and 13-D of PPC on behalf of the State by Gulshan-e-Maymar police station.