KARACHI The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday disposed of the constitutional petition filed by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) against the deferment of elections on two Karachi seats of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) legislative assembly. A Division bench comprising Justice Muhammad Athar Saeed and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar also issued order to provide proper security to the people during election and take the stakeholders into confidence while postponing the polls in future, if necessary. Counselling on behalf of the petitioner, Barrister Dr Farough Naseem argued that even if the order for holding of elections were issued by the Azad Kashmir High Court, the Sindh DIG report, describing the law and order situation unsatisfactory for the holding of polls, would be an impediment in the holding of elections and, therefore, the DIG report be declared void. On the occasion, Sindh Advocate General Abdul Fatah Malik submitted the written statement in the court and assured that the Sindh government would make security arrangements when the elections on these two seats would be held. The court, after hearing final arguments from both the sides, ordered the Sindh government to prepare a report and submit it to Azad Kashmir Election Commission after taking all the stakeholders on board. Earlier, AJK Election Commission announced to hold polls on 2 seats of immigrants in Karachi on July 20 simultaneously. After the said verdict, the MQMs petitions in SHC became irrelevant as purpose of the petition was already served by the AJK Election Commission. The judgment stated that the security is a responsibility of the government and next time all stakeholders should be taken into confidence before taking any decision. The petition was filed by two MQM representatives Saleem Butt and Tahir Khokar against the deferment of the elections. They stated that the DIG headquarter had submitted a baseless report to the AJK election commission and suggested it to postpone the polling in Karachi due to poor law and order situation. The petitioners submitted that the political parties, which participated in the elections, too have expressed their reservations on the voters list. The petition prayed for passing orders by the court for holding re-elections of the entire AJK Legislative Assembly seats. AJK chief election commissioner, federal and provincial governments and Sindh IGP were cited as respondents in the petition.