The Sindh High Court has approved the requests of Jamaat-e-Islami and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf to hold early elections and has given a reserved decision on it.
The Supreme Court has ordered the Election Commission to issue an immediate schedule for local body elections in Karachi and Hyderabad and directed the Sindh government to provide all security and facilities to the Election Commission.
The court will issue its written order today.
MQM has also filed a request to stop the local elections immediately and it is of the opinion that the elections should be stopped until amendments are made to the local laws.
It should be noted that in the second phase of local government elections in Sindh, local government elections are to be held in Karachi and Hyderabad.
Last week, the Sindh government amended the Local Government Act to postpone the Local Government Elections in Karachi and Hyderabad and the Sindh Cabinet approved the proposal to postpone the Local Government Elections in Karachi for 90 days.
Two days ago, in the meeting held at the Election Commission, the Sindh government apologized for holding local elections in Karachi and Hyderabad and the provincial interior ministry refused to provide forces for the election.
Jamaat-e-Islami and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf had filed petitions in the High Court against the repeated postponement of local government elections by the Sindh government, on which the court had reserved its decision this week, which was pronounced today.