KARACHI (APP) - A division bench of High Court of Sindh comprising Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Syed Mehmood Alam Rizvi on Wednesday issued notices to the respondents in a constitution petit on filed by City Nazim Karachi and Town Nazims of five towns out of 18 towns of Karachi district, The petitioners impugnes two letters under which all local governments, taluka municipal corporations and others were restricted from selling residential or commercial properties, land, shops. Syed Mustafa Kamal, City Nazim Karachi filed the petition a day before through his counsel Barrister Faroogh A Naseem. The petitioner maintains that under constitution and Local Government Ordinance, provincial government are bound to encourage and devolve powers to the local governments but impugned letters are aimed at clipping all powers of the elected representatives of the people. He prayed to court to declare the impugned letters dated July 19, 2009 issued by the Special Secretary to the Sindh Chief Minister as illegal and void. The petition was accompanied by an application for urgent hearing and if allowed, petition will be fixed for hearing by Thursday, July 30. Court seeks outages schedule Sindh High Court Wednesday directed Karachi Electric Supply Company, in compliance with previous court order, should submit load shedding schedule published in newspapers for public information by July 30, 2009. A division bench, comprising Justice Khilji Arif Hussain & Justice Syed Mehmood Alam Rizvi, passed order when KESC counsel sought further time to submit load shedding schedule. Iqbal Kazmi, a human rights activist and petitioner submitted KESC had repeatedly announced load shedding shall be carried out for fixed period of time but committed breach of its commitments. Instead unannounced intermittent load shedding was being carried out daily in Karachi. He stated six to seven hours long power outages could not be justified, while KESC inflated power tariff, which was cruelty with citizens. KESC counsel Kumail Sherazi today requested for one week time to place on record load shedding schedule published by utility for public information through newspapers. SHC division bench said - On July 2, 2009 respondent-KESC was directed to place on record load shedding program published in newspapers, but till date such information was not provided by KESC. Request of counsel for respondent KESC is without merits. He is directed to comply with order of July 2, 2009 by tomorrow i.e. July 30, 2009.