ISLAMABAD: According to ARY News on Monday, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has asked the Supreme Court for a restraining order against the second round of the local government elections in Sindh.
Attorney Farogh Naseem once more asked the Supreme Court to hold an expedited hearing on the MQM-P petition.
Following the rejection of their case at the Sindh High Court, the MQM filed a plea with the Supreme Court.
Prior to suitable legislation on the subject, the party has asked the top court to seek a restraining order on local government elections in Sindh.
Additionally, the court has been asked to schedule the case’s hearing for July 20 in Islamabad.
Major political parties, including the MQM-P, had asked the Sindh High Court (SHC) in June to postpone the local government elections, but the request was denied.
While dismissing the request to postpone the election, the SHC had ordered the ECP to proceed with the provincial vote as planned. The election’s first round was held in June, and the second round is set for July 24.
It is important to note that the leading political parties have decided to request a postponement of Sindh’s local government elections from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
The Grand Democratic Alliance, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) were among the major groups that consented to postpone local government elections (GDA).
The parties’ agreement was reached during a meeting of the steering group for revisions to the provincial local government act.