KARACHI - The emerging controversy over the abolishment of local government system has compelled the government to wait till mid-October 2009, the legally ending date of five years tenure for Local Government system, The Nation learnt on Friday. The informed sources in the MQM has informed that the government is likely to withdraw their decision to abolish the local government system before its legally assigned tenure, saying that they have received the signal from the government corners about withdrawing their decision to end the LG system in August. It may be noted here that the Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, in July, had announced to suspend the LG system in the country in August, and to appoint the administrators to run the affairs of the local governments. But the openly opposition by the PPPs coalition partner Muttahida Qaumi Movement and opposition party Pakistan Muslim League-Q have compelled the government to withdraw its decision of suspending the LG system as it may also lead the democratic government towards anarchy. The sources informed that the government was considering possible amendments in the LG system to nullify the anomalies from the present local government system. It is pertinent to mention here that majority of the local governments had taken oath in the mid of October 2005, and their tenures would legally end in October 2009. Despite the desires of some PPP leaders regarding the abolishment of the LG system and to nominate the administrators, President Asif Ali Zardari has not yet taken any decision about the fate of the local government system. And it seems that the President Zardari is lingering the matter to avoid any controversy on the matter. PPPs leadership has decided to linger the matter till the LG system would get out of the Schedule 6 of Constitution and go back to the provinces. It may be noted here that the MQM chief Altaf Hussain in his meeting with the President Zardari asked the President to reconsider the decision of abolishment of the local government system. The MQM leader said that if there were anomalies in the local government system, then it should be rectified through reforms.