ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court has summoned defence secretary on July 2 for not holding local bodies' elections in cantonment board areas, despite giving assurance in this regard in the month of January 2013.A court asked the defence secretary to appear and explain that why the contempt proceedings should be initiated against him for not complying the court's order for holding local bodies' elections in cantonment board areasChief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, heading a three-member bench which comprised Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Justice Hameed-ur-Rehman, was hearing the petition regarding elections in Cantonment Board areas, filed by Raja Rab Nawaz.Raja Rab Nawaz, the petitioner, has demanded holding of local government elections in 34 Cantonment Board areas of the country and also in Quetta, in accordance with Local Government Act 1924. The British had established the Cantonment Boards in 1924 and it was mentioned in the Act that there would be civilian representatives, but did not happen in the country since 1999.The defence ministry officials informed the bench that the Act was replaced with the Local Government Ordinance, 2001, but it could not be implemented in the Cantonment Board areas. The chief justice asked him to approach the parliament if there was contradiction. During the hearing, Attorney General for Pakistan Munir A Malik requested the bench to give sometime to examine this issue.The chief justice observed that this was sensitive issue and the court's order had been violated. He said that local body elections were not held in cantonment board areas for 14 years. The CJP observed that one of the biggest reasons in the failure of the country was not holding the local body elections.The hearing of the case is adjourned until July 2.On January 4, 2013, Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Dil Muhammad Alizai had told the bench that the Chief Executive had approved a summary regarding the pending issue.