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PML-Q onboard on new local bodies system: Basharat Raja

LAHORE: Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Local Government Basharat Raja on Friday said new Local Bodies Bill was passed after consultation with the coalition partners in Punjab.

Reacting to Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) leader Moonis Elahi’s statement, showing reservations on the bill, he said PML-Q was on board while finalising the bill for the new local bodies system in the province.

“We are looking into his reservations”, he said.

Earlier in the day, Moonis Elahi had showed taking on micro-blogging website, the Twitter, expressed his reservations on the new local bodies’ bill, recently passed by the Punjab Assembly.

Terming the bill a copy of the one is enforced in Khyber Pakthunkhuwa (KP) he said, the dynamics of Punjab are different from KP and asked PTI to look into the matter.

Read more: New local bodies system being introduced in Punjab: Abdul Aleem

Earlier this week, the Punjab Assembly had passed the ‘Punjab Local Government Bill 2019′.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the ruling party in Punjab presented the draft for new local bodies’ system in the provincial assembly. The provincial assembly also passed Punjab Panchayat and Neighborhood Council Act 2019.

On April 19, Punjab’s cabinet meeting had approved the Local Government Act-2019 and Water Act-2019.

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