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Supreme Court Orders new Delimitations in Sindh (LB Polls)

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday ordered that new delimitations be carried out across the Sindh province and directed the Sindh government to put in place appropriate legal framework for holding of local government elections in the province, news reports.

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While announcing the judgment on an appeal filed by the Sindh government against orders of the Sindh High Court in which it declared null and void old delimitations, the Supreme Court observed that local government elections have been kept pending for over nine years.

The court further ordered that the Sindh government should announce schedule of the local bodies elections before November 15, 2014.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court had directed the federal and provincial governments to hold local bodiesโ€™ elections by Nov 15, observing that itโ€™s a legal obligation in which no delay would be tolerated.

The court had also directed completion of legislation for the delimitation of electoral constituencies across Pakistan within five months.

The apex court observed that existing law on delimitation is โ€˜contraryโ€™ to the Constitution, declaring it null and void, and gave a final authority to the Election Commission of Pakistan for delimitations in the country.

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