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- Monday, September 16, 2013 - From Print Edition


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has filed a petition with the Lahore High Court (LHC), praying that the Punjab Local Government Law 2013 be declared ultra vires of the Constitution.


The petition further prayed that the Punjab government be directed to promulgate the Punjab Local Government Act afresh in conformity with Article 140 of the Constitution.The petition has been filed by senior Supreme Court lawyers Sardar Muhammad Latif Khan Khosa and Sardar Khurram Latif Khan Khosa and high court lawyers Muhammad Aasim Mumtaz Advocate and Rai Mudassir Iqbal Advocate.


The Punjab government has been made respondent through the chief minister, the Punjab Assembly through the speaker, the province of the Punjab through Secretary Local Government and the Election Commission of Pakistan through Secretary Election Commission, Islamabad.