KARACHI: Amid much uproar and protest from members of the MQM, the Sindh Assembly approved a local government bill on Wednesday restoring the old commissionerate system in the province, DawnNews reported.
All three bills presented in the Sindh Assembly on Wednesday were unanimously passed, namely the repeal of the Sindh Local Government Ordinance, 2001 and the revival of the Sindh Local Government Ordinance, 1979; The Sindh Land Revenue (Amendment) Ordinance, 2011; and the repeal of Police Order 2002 and revival of the Sindh Police Act, 1861.
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement MPA Faisal Sabzwari criticised the passing of the local government bill and said that the MQM’s concerns were not taken into consideration.
He moreover protested as to why the resignations of the Sindh governor and MQM’s provincial ministers had not been accepted. Mr Sabzwari further demanded that MQM MPAs be allotted opposition seats in the Sindh Assembly.