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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) Judge Justice Mohsin Akhtar on Wednesday nullified the Islamabad local body election ordinance 2021.
The court declared that the local body elections cannot be conducted according to the new ordinance.
IHC further announced that Capitol Development Authority (CDA), Directorate of Education and Auqaf department cannot be divided.
Earlier, President Arif Alvi issued a 109-page ordinance for local bodies elections in the federal capital Islamabad.
According to details, electronic voting machines and e-voting will be used for local bodies elections in the federal capital Islamabad while the mayor of the local government will be directly elected from ICT (Islamabad Capital Territory).
According to the presidential ordinance, the Metropolitan Corporation of the ICT will be the Neighborhood Council and the Metropolitan Corporation will have all areas of cantonment under its jurisdiction except ICT. The population of each Neighborhood Council will be 20,000.
The local government will run under a directly elected mayor and the tenure of the local government and neighbourhood council will be four years. The mayor of Islamabad will have a 12-member cabinet.