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Acting Governor and Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Khoro.— File Photo

KARACHI: Acting Governor Sindh Nisar Ahmed Khuhro signed the Sindh Local Government Ordinance (SLGO), 1979 on Friday after which the old commissionerate system has come back into effect throughout the province, DawnNews reported.

Khuhro signed the law as acting governor in the absence of Governor Ishratul Ibad, who is currently reported to be in London.

The ordinance came into effect after the Sindh Assembly repealed the controversial 'Sindh People's Local Government Act, 2012' on Thursday, amid much uproar and protests by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) legislators.

Meanwhile, the MQM have submitted the name of Syed Sardar Ahmed as the leader of opposition in the Sindh Assembly.

Speaking to media representatives outside the provincial assembly today, MQM leader Faisal Sabzwari said that the MQM would play a vital in the opposition.

MQM’s Members of National Assembly (MNAs) staged a walkout from the National Assembly session on Friday protesting against the passage of  Sindh’s Local Government Ordninance 1979 ,which according to them was done in a haste.