Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) –Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday ordered to hold mayors, deputy mayors and vice mayors polls through secret balloting in Sindh.

The court also ordered to hold the elections within seven days.

A three-member bench – headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and comprising Justice Amir Hani Muslim and Justice Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman – heard the case filed by MQM.

On Thursday, the court reserved verdict and remarked that a short order would be announced on Friday.

The chief justice asked whether the law could be amended after issuance of election schedule.

Farooq H Naek, counsel for the Sindh government, told the court that schedule for election of mayor and deputy mayor was not issued yet. He said the provincial government and the MQM had reached on consensus over election for reserved seats.