Karachi

Mustafa Kamal demands proper scrutiny of NFC funds

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Syed Mustafa Kamal has slammed the government for not devolving powers to elected representatives in the local government, ARY News reported.

Addressing a presser in Karachi, the former city Nazim said LG elections were first held unwillingly by those at the helm of affairs. “Now local government representatives are being denied their rights and authority.”

He also called for setting up provincial finance commission so that funds could properly be distributed for development projects.

Kamal said the government was not monitoring disbursement of funds in the National Finance Commission.

Provincial governments are meant to ensure completion of development schemes, but funds worth billions of rupees are being wasted here, he castigated. “An undemocratic way is being adopted in this democratic tenure.”

Taking a jibe at MQM in an indirect reference, Kamal said decisions regarding the city are being taken by those who are sitting miles away from the country.

 

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