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Local bodies system to be finalised within 48 hours, says PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said the local bodies system would be finalised within 48 hours to devolve power at grassroots level, ARY News reported. "The real change will take place when people are empowered by devolving powers at grassroots level," he said while chairing a Punjab cabinet meeting in Lahore. He asked members of the Punjab cabinet to propose out of the box solution of problems. He said the ministers should work seven days a week as there was no off-day for them. The prime minister…

Govt officials given deadline for recommendations on LG bodies

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday chaired a meeting regarding the local government (LG) bodies here at the PM Office and directed the Committee on local bodies to finalize its recommendations within the next 48 hours. The meeting, which was attended by representatives from all the four provinces, deliberated upon various proposals about the LG bodies system. During the meeting, the prime minister was told about the news of sad demise of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. The prime minister and participants of the…

Aleem Khan vows to empower local bodies representatives

LAHORE: Punjab Local Government Minister Aleem Khan has vowed to reform the local bodies system, saying that local representatives will not only be empowered and but will also be held accountable. The minister, while addressing a press conference, said that district chairmen were not satisfied with the system and were unwilling to go to their areas. He said that the proposals to reform the local bodies system will be presented to Prime Minister Imran Khan, and legal experts will determine whether the current local…

Mustafa Kamal urges Imran Khan to solve Karachi’s problems

KARACHI: After a debacle in the general elections, the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) on Sunday held a general workers session to assuage their supporters. PSP chief Mustafa Kamal congratulated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on his election victory and urged him to solve the plethora of problems in Karachi. "I think that Imran Khan would have won the same number of seats he received.. I would like to congratulate him on the election victory. " I will like to urge him to give attention to Karachi's…

Imran vows to provide empowered local bodies system in Punjab

JHANG: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan, while addressing a campaign rally on Sunday, vowed to provide an empowered local bodies system which he said will solve the problems of the area. He said the Western democracies have move much beyond, and elected leaders do not boast provision of basic facilities such as healthcare, but rather this is the characteristic of monarchies. "Nowhere in the world do elected democrats announce projects as favours to the people. This is the behaviour of monarchs, not…

Sindh CM urges local bodies to keep cities clean for polling day

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Fazal-ur-Rehman on Friday directed the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and other local bodies  of the province to ensure proper cleanliness and provision of necessary facilities in the area where polling stations would be set up. This he said while talking to Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar who called on him here at the CM House.  The chief minister said that he had already directed the local bodies to keep their respective areas neat and clean and get all the roads and drainage…

CM Sindh vows to strengthen local bodies through PFC

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Friday vowed to strengthen local bodies financially by giving them substantial share through provincial finance commission. The chief minister was presiding over the second preliminary meeting of the Provincial Finance Commission (PFC) attended by officials and non-members including Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar, Mayor Sukkur Arsalan Islam and Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro. CM Sindh said that the interim PFC have been given Rs61 billion during the current…