Today is a day of our success and prostration of thanks, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui
Karachi: MQM Pakistan leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that today is the day of our victory and prostration of thanks as the decision of the Supreme Court is for every citizen living in Sindh.
After the Supreme Court’s decision to oblige the Sindh government to maintain good working relations with the local governments, MQM Pakistan summoned the workers to the Bahadurabad center.
Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui while addressing a press conference said that the court’s decision is in favor of citizens so, did not force the people to implement.
On this occasion, Senator Faisal Sabzwari said that PPP and Jamaat-e-Islami are lying on NFC while on August 29, 2016, we appeared in the Legislative Assembly, we protested and went to court. Kanwar Naveed approached the Sindh High Court for implementation of the decision.
On the occasion, MQM leader and former Karachi mayor Wasim Akhtar said that all district councils deserved congratulations.
Today Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard the petition of MQM regarding local body law in Sindh. The Supreme Court annulled sections 74 and 75 of the Sindh Local Government Act and said that the Sindh government was bound to set up empowered local bodies.
The Supreme Court said that the provincial government could not initiate any new scheme under the Local bodies government.
The Supreme Court stated that the Sindh government is bound to have good working relations with the local governments. Under the constitution, the local government should be guaranteed financial, administrative and political powers. The Sindh government should ensure compliance with Article 140A of all laws.
In its decision, the apex court also sought changes in the laws of other local bodies of Sindh such as Karachi Development Authority, SBCA, MDA, LDA, Water Board Karachi, Hyderabad Development Authority, Sehwan Development Authority and Larkana Development Authority.