Supreme Court (SC) has been moved against the new local bodies system promulgated in Sindh through an ordinance by the Sindh.
The petition was filed at the apex court’s Karachi Registry branch.
It should be mentioned here that Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan in Friday’s wee hours promulgated Sindh Peoples Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012 after the two allies reached consensus on the new local body system. But the other smaller parties including ANP, PML (F) and Sindhi nationalists parties are vehemently opposing the local government law.
Under the new system, Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Mirpur Khas and Larkana are given status of divisions. Mayors would head the metropolitan corporations of all five divisions.
Moreover, Karachi’s 18 towns have been restored. The system has also removed the urban, rural divide. The two parties have also incorporated roles of both Commissioners and Administrators.