Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said the provincial government would challenge the Sindh High Court verdict against Sindh Local Government Act (SLGA).

Talking to media persons in Sukkur, Syed Qaim Ali Shah said after detailed verdict was given, the government would consult the lawyers and if need arose would knock the door of the Supreme Court.

In reply to a question, the chief minister said that in the wake of the SHC decision, local government elections would not be postponed but the date could be extended.

On the other hand Sindh Local Bodies Minister, Sharjeel Memon Monday said that the holding of local bodies elections on January 18 has become impossible after the amendments in Sindh Local Government Act-2013 (SLGA-2013) have been declared unconstitutional and illegal by the Sindh High Court (SHC).

Sharjeel Memon said that the new strategy in the backdrop of SHC short order would be finalized after the announcement of detailed order. He further said that the legislation of a law and making amendment in it was the right of the assembly and its members.