Local Government Election (LGE) in the provinces – A Yes & No position though not tapering off but have made the local govt. struck-dumb where they are confused over the dates forwarded them by ECP to hold local bodies election in the provinces.
Following the 'rescheduled date' notified by ECP that in Sind it will hold on January 18 2014, Punjab on January 30th and in KPK & Cantonment on February 2014.
For Islamabad had been asked to frame rules and meet other related pre-requisites otherwise ECP can hold polls as per earlier laws as the laws for Islamabad and the Cantonments have not been repealed as yet.
Sindh however had requested more time to get ready for the electoral exercise but it was turned down.
Referring towards debate on LGE most were of the view that why the federal govt. did not pay heed as soon as the 'oath taking ceremony' completed at federal and provincial level and even the Govt. in its office since 6 months, necessary legislation could have enacted to hold local body election in the country but neither federal nor provincial govt. realized the importance.
TV anchor in the ongoing Talk show & others emphasized to have such clauses included into the constitution if it was not there & govt. should have been sincere to incorporate.