KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday gave the last chance to provincial authorities to file comments on the petitions of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) against amendments made in the Sindh Local Government Act (SLGA).

Both the parties had filed separate petitions in the SHC challenging the SLGA, 2021.

Taking the plea that the amendments were in violation of the various constitutional provisions, the petitioners sought implementation of the Supreme Court judgement handed down in February on the empowerment of local government system in Sindh.

When a two-judge bench headed by Justice Mohammad Karim Khan Agha took up the petitions for hearing, a provincial law officer sought further time to file comments on behalf of the provincial authorities. The court gave him the last chance to file comments and adjourned the hearing till April 28.

Published in Dawn, April 1st, 2022

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