- PTI MPAs Haleem Adil Sheikh and Khurram Sher Zaman file petition in Sindh High Court.
- The petition states that the amendments made to the Sindh Local Government Act 2013 (SLGA 2013) were against the spirit of the Constitution.
- PTI leaders allege in the petition that the move was an attempt by the Sindh government to grab power from the local government.
KARACHI: PTI has followed in the footsteps of the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) by challenging the recent Sindh Council bill to amend the Sindh Local Government Act, according to a press release.
A few days earlier, the PSP had challenged similar amendments to the bill, saying it violated various provisions of the Constitution.
PTI MPAs Haleem Adil Sheikh and Khurram Sher Zaman filed an application in the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday claiming that amendments made to the Sindh Local Government Act 2013 (SLGA 2013) were unconstitutional, particularly Section 140- A.
PTI leaders have blamed the move on the Sindh government’s attempts to seize power from local government, adding that it is a third party government.
They also pointed out in a petition that Karachi’s status was reduced in the bill as the city was brought to the normal level of the city, otherwise, it was important to the Sindh crown as it produced more than 80% of the total. provincial funds.
Zaman and Sheikh pointed out that by making amendments to the bill, the Sindh government has taken full control of the province. They submitted that Schedule II, part 1 of subsections 5, 12 and 13 was not included in SLGA 2013, which was related to medical colleges, hospitals, milk supply systems, metropolitan corporate land management and removal. of entry, which clearly showed that the respondents had violated the basic rights of the Karachiites.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. They added that the Sindh government also wants to deprive them of their right to control infectious diseases and to make decisions that affect education.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
PTI leaders have indicated that the provincial government is also making amendments to the mayoral and deputy mayoral election procedures, changing the nomination process by secret ballot. They said secret ballot was used to trade horses or to make the outcome better.
They complained that the election of the mayor and deputy mayor should have been done by raising a hand in the city council’s co-operation meeting. They say the opposition parties’ bill violates sections 7, 8, 32 and 140-A of the Constitution.
The SHC was asked to announce an invalid amendment bill as it violated the provisions of Article 7, 8, 32 and 140-A of the Constitution.