The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday declared the Islamabad Local Government Ordinance 2021 as null and void, in line with a information outlet.
IHC’s Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani dominated on petitions filed by former UC chairman Sardar Mehtab, CDA commerce union and CDA Officers Association in opposition to the Islamabad Local Government Ordinance 2021.
During the listening to, Barrister Omar Ijaz Gilani, Qazi Adil, Kashif Malik and different attorneys offered arguments on behalf of the petitioners
The public prosecutor additionally prayed that the parliamentary session was ended on November 19 whereas the ordinance was issued on November 23.
The court docket declared the ordinance null and void and mentioned that native physique elections needs to be held underneath the Local Government Act 2015.
Last yr, the ordinance was challenged within the excessive court docket by numerous petitions which raised questions on the way forward for elected representatives within the presence of the Local Government Act, limiting the position of the chairman by introducing a brand new native authorities system by an ordinance and within the absence of a proper regulation underneath it.