Sindh government should give financial, administrative and political powers to local bodies: Supreme Court
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has pronounced its verdict in the local body election case in Sindh. On the day of his retirement, Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, while delivering a brief judgment, concluded the petition of MQM.
According to reports, Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed while giving a brief verdict said that a detailed verdict will be issued soon. The verdict said that Sindh government is bound to set up local bodies. Creating and implementing a master plan is the prerogative of local governments.
The decision said that the provincial government could not start a new project which laid under the local bodies. The provincial government is bound to have a good working relationship with the local bodies.
The decision added that financial, administrative and political powers should be ensured to the local government under the constitution. Sections 74 and 75 of the Sindh Local Government Act have been declared null and void.
The Supreme Court in its judgment said that the Sindh government should ensure compliance with Article 140A of all laws.