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Give final date for Cantonment Polls: SC orders govt

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court has asked the government to give final date for holding elections in Cantonment Boards, ARY News reported on Thursday. 

Three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani heard the case. 

The Chief Justice asked the government to give final date for holding elections in cantonment boards. The court will not tolerate unnecessary delay in elections, he observed. 

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) further said that the contempt issue against Defence Secretary will also be included in the next hearing of the case. 

Additional Attorney General Shah Khawar in his arguments said that a bill for amendment in the Cantonment Law has been in the parliament for approval. The elections will be held after approval of the bill, he added. 

Justice Azmat Saeed remarked that the passage of the bill is unnecessary, the government should hold elections, the bill could be passed later. 

The court ordered the government lawyer to appear before the court with final date of the election in next hearing of the case on January 16.

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