LAHORE - Provincial Minister for Law and Local Government, Rana Sanaullah Khan has said that the oath regarding ‘Khatm-e-Nabuwat (SAW)” has been included in the nomination forms for Local Bodies elections while Law Department has also issued amendment notification in this regard.

He said that all the Returning Officers of the province have been directed to get this form signed from the candidates in which ‘Khatm-e-Nabuwat (SAW)” has been mentioned. The Provincial Minister said that, earlier in the light of directives of Lahore High Court, Law Department has issued notification of amendment in 18th Section of Local Government Act 2013.  He said that after this amendment, Local Bodies elections would not be held on non-party basis. He said that after this amendment notification, political parties and independent candidates can take part in the elections.

He further said that according to the Constitution mentioning of the word “party” in amendment Ordinance is not necessary.