Islamabad: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the schedule for holding Local Government elections in Islamabad and directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to issue a fresh schedule.
According to the original schedule, the polls were to be held on July 25.
Earlier today, the court demanded from the government an answer to whether it is ready to hold LG elections in Islamabad.
The apex court resumed the hearing of the Islamabad LG polls case today.
Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja questioned why only the people of Islamabad have been deprived of LG polls.
He went on to say that he will be blunt today and requires solid answers in writing, adding that all other bills are given priority in Parliament except for this one.
Justice Khawaja further said that a bill relating to finance was just passed in Parliament. He said we cannot question Parliament but we can question the government.
He also said that LG elections have already been held in Balochistan as well as Cantonment Board and furthermore the schedule for Sindh and Punjab LG polls have been submitted.
The case was adjourned till August 3.