KARACHI - The 1979 Local Government and Commissionerate system has been revived automatically as Local Government Ordinance 2001 expired on Friday. Despite several rounds of talks, both the ruling coalition partners PPP and MQM failed in evolving the consensus formula of new Local Government system. The Sindh Local Government Ordinance 2001, which was issued by Governor Sindh Dr Isharatul Ebad Khan on August 7th for 90 days, expired on November 4th as government did not table it to Sindh Assembly for legislation. The posts of the DCOs have been replaced with Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners. According to notification issued by the office of Chief Secretary Sindh, the defunct five districts of Karachi have been restored, besides old status of Hyderabad including Tando Muhammad Khan, Matiari and Tando Allahyar have been merged into District Hyderabad. The notification issued late on Friday said that municipal corporations have also been restored in all the districts and status of Karachi City District Government has now been changed to Karachi Municipal Corporation. The DCOs of the districts concerned have been posted as Commissioners including DCO Karachi Roshan Ali Shaikh as Commissioner of Karachi. Five divisions of Sindh have also been restored and DCOs working at division headquarters have been posted as Commissioners and at district level will be working as Deputy Commissioners. Earlier, the PPP and MQM teams were held a series of meetings to reach a consensus formula, but three consecutive meetings between representatives of both the parties yielded no result, which led to revival of Commissionerate system automatically. After failing to reach consensus, there was no other option for the government and its coalition partner MQM to accept the automatically revived Commissionerate system as 18th Amendment restricted the Governor from issuing the same Ordinance second time with same matter and objective.