KARACHI - Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has announced dissolution of all local governments - City, Districts, Town/Taluka and Union Councils, in the province while DCOs concerned have been appointed as Administrators of respective districts. Addressing a press conference at CMs House, the CM also announced that the local government elections would be held within next 120 days (four months) likely in May 2010 on party basis. He said that all Local Bodies in Sindh had been dissolved and a notification was issued in this connection. Sindh Senior Minister Pir Mazharul Haq, LG Minister Agha Siraj Durrani, Law Minister Ayaz Soomro, Advisor to CM on Information Jamil Soomro, MQMs Parliamentary leader and Minister Syed Sardar Ahmed, ANPs parliamentary leader and Minister Amir Nawab and other ministers were also present in the press conference. The chief minister said that following dissolution of local governments, the respective DCOs would take over the charge as Administrators in their respective districts with the exception of Karachi where former Secretary Local Government Lala Fazlur Rehman was appointed as Administrator while in Hyderabad DCO Aftab Khatri to serve as Administrator. The CM said that the local government elections would be held on party basis, adding that though, the other three provinces had planned to hold elections through provincial Election Authority but keeping unique position of the province, the Sindh Government had decided that the elections would be held under the same law governed by Pakistan Election Commission. The Administrators have been told that elections have to be conducted in a free, fair and transparent manner, CM declared. He further said that all coalition parties have been taken onboard for the appointment of administrators and the new law would also be framed through consultation with all stakeholders. To a question about the nature of new law of local government, the chief minister said that the Sindh government would not retain General Zias 1979 local bodies law and nor General Musharrafs 2001 local government, however, our democratic government will make democratic law which will be according to present situation and circumstance. He termed that to develop consensus on the new law is a big challenge, saying that precedent are available, so government will take help from prevailing local government law. The CM hoped that same spirit and unanimity which were seen on the big issues and legislation in the Sindh Assembly would continue among the coalition partners for making of new law. Citing the base of upcoming law of local government, the CM said that new law would solve the problems of the people at their doorsteps in their districts, and they would not need to go Karachi and Islamabad for redressal of their issues. When asked about the ANPs reservation over their non-participation in the core committee and other issues, Qaim Ali Shah said that ANPs minister is sitting in the press conference, while all issues would be resolved through dialogue. He said the government also took the PML-F on board on the issue of appointment of administrators, hoping that their reservations to be solved. The PPP Sindh has started preparations for local government elections in the province, as names of the candidates are to be sorted out at the district level election boards of the party, Qaim said. On this occasion, Syed Sardar Ahmed of MQM said that his partys election already working on the preparations of the local government.