|Nationalists observe strike against new Sindh Local Govt bill|
01 October 2012
Karachi: A shutter down strike, called by Sindhi nationalist parties, is being observed in several cities of province against the new Sindh People’s Local Government Ordinance-2012 (SPLGO-12).
The ruling Pakistan People’s Party will present in the ordinance during the Sindh Assembly session on Monday for the important legislation.
The bill opposed by the nationalists is likely to be passed immediately as the ruling coalition, comprises of People’s Party and MQM, have decisive majority in the assembly.
The nationalist parties have strongly condemned the dual system in the province and announced to stage protests against the ‘division of province’.
A complete strike is being observed in Dadu, Khairpur, Jamshoro, Mirpur Khas and several other cities. The markets are closed and public transport is thin in the cities.
However, the situation in Karachi is completely normal.
Sindh Governor had promulgated SPLGO 2012 and it was required to get it passed from the provincial assembly within a three-month period.
Under the SPLGO, 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.
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