KARACHI: Despite the protests from the Nationalist parties, the Sindh ruling parties have decided to present the Local bodies ordinance 2012 bill in provincial assembly here on Monday.
On the previous day, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah announced that the government will table the bill today.
“We will table the local government bill in Sindh Assembly, and hope that the Assembly members will pass it,” CM Syed Qaim Ali Shah told media on Sunday.
Commenting over the protest against the bill, Qaim further said that whoever want to leave should present their resignations to the governor Sindh Ishrat ul Ibad as per the rule.
The assembly session began at 10:00 am in the morning.
It is expected that draft of the new local bodies ordinance will be approved in the first session of assembly meeting.
Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan had promulgated SPLGO on September 7 this year, under which five major cities, including Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana and Mirpurkhas had been given status of Metropolitan Corporations while there would be district governments in the remaining districts of the province.
‘Strike in Interior Sindh areas’
On the other hand, The sindh Nationalist parties are observing a shutter down in various interior areas.
The Sindh Bachayo Committee (Save Sindh Committee) on Sunday called for a complete ‘wheel-jam and shutter down’ strike across the province for Monday (today) in protest against possible approval of the Sindh People’s Local Government Bill 2012 by the provincial assembly.
Complete shutter down is being observed in Tando Mohammad Khan, while traffics on the roads are thin.
Dadu, Khairpur, Jamshoro and Mirpurkhas are also on strike, as the shops are closed and the roads giving a deserted look.
It is pertinent to mention here that all Sindhi nationalist parties- Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM), Sindh United Party (SUP), Jeay Sindh Tahreek (JST), Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party (STP), Sindh National Movement (SNM), Awami Tahreek (AT) and Jeay Sindh Mahaz (JSM), other parties including National People’s Party (NPP), Pakistan People’s Party-Shaheed Bhutto (PPP-SB), Jamiat Ulama-e-Isalm (JUI) Sindh and others are the part of the committee.