Delimitation case: SHC adjourns MQM petition

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday adjourned by December 17, 2013 the petition of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) challenging the new delimitation of constituencies for local government elections.

The case was adjourned due to absence of MQM counsel Farogh Naseem and advocate general of Sindh Khalid Javed Khan. Earlier, a division bench of SHC headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar had directed chief secretary, secretary local government, provincial census commissioner, Commissioner Karachi, deputy commissioners of districts – West, Central, East, South and Malir – to file comments on the petition filed by MQM through its leader Dr Farooq Sattar.

MQM has challenged two notifications regarding delimitation of constituencies ahead of local government elections, whereby 38 union committee were created in Malir district and 47 committees in South district Karachi

The party requested the court to declare the delimitation of constituencies for local government elections illegal and restrain authorities from conducting local government elections in the Malir and South districts.

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