Devolution of powers to be ensured in new LB system: CM Buzdar
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that devolution of powers and development funds to the grassroots will be ensured in the new local bodies system.
Presiding over a meeting at his office to review progress on 100 days plan, Chief Minister said that he wanted to transform Punjab as a model province with regard to implementation on this plan adding that steps having far-reaching effects are being taken in healthcare, education and agriculture sectors.
According to a statement released from his office, CM Usman Buzdar said that the promises made for the provision of employment and construction of homes will also be fulfilled.
He divulged that historic changes are being introduced in tourism and livestock sectors.
Chief secretary, ACS, principal secretary to CM, spokesman to CM Dr. Shahbaz Gill, and other high officials were present in the meeting.
It is pertinent to mention here that Senior Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan, on November 5, had said, after the approval of Prime Minister Imran Khan, work on local bodies (LB) draft is rapidly underway which would strengthen financially and administratively to the new member of this system.
Talking to a delegation, who called on him at his office, Aleem Khan said the new local bodies system for Punjab is now with Law Department to give it final shape while after this it would be tabled in Punjab Assembly for legislation.