Local Government Election (LGE) in the country has been controversial – A thick cloud of incoherent among Supreme Court - Election commission of Pakistan (ECP) and Govt. at Federal & Provincial level.
The panic among MNAs/ MPAs emerged when the SC reprimanded & indicted Defence Secretary Asif Yasin Malik for contempt of court who failed to honor SC order & arranging local bodies’ election in Cantonment Areas.
The parliamentarians should have enacted the laws and parallel to them the LGE election should have been conducted in the provinces to give public representation at grass root level but it’s Govt. bizarre attitude who did not pay attention but neglected the importance of local govt. resulting multiples issues took place in the city that could sorted at city level if the existence of local govt. had its office.
The existences of local govt. bodies means that how it extends and apply the rule of democracy; only the right to vote and the right to contest election do not fulfill the requirements of a democratic rule.
More than twenty-two thousand nomination papers have been filed for seven thousand one hundred and eighty nine seats in the province.
Sources also said, if EC conducts election despite of all this situation then fingers will defiantly be raised on the transparency of polls.
Ministry of Finance has not released required Rs.6.3 billion for LGE polls to EC, which is already facing the shortage of funds.
LGE will be the first as it will be taken care by the provinces itself earlier the local system had been functioning under a central federally-constructed system.