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PTI vows financial autonomy to public representatives in new LG system

ISLAMABAD: Senior Punjab Minister for Local Government and Community Development Abdul Aleem Khan says that the proposed new local government system will give financial and administrative autonomy to public representatives. In a statement, Khan said provincial cabinet would be taken in confidence on the matter of new local government system of Punjab. A week ago, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said the local government system would be made functional in the country on the pattern of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)…

Councillors protest outside Sindh Assembly over limited powers

KARACHI: Local bodies representatives on Friday protested outside the Sindh Assembly building here against the limited powers and inappropriate share of funds for the city’s development in the provincial budget for FY 2017-18, ARY News reported.    Entry gate to the provincial assembly was sealed to avoid any untoward incident after the protesters, led by city mayor Waseem Akhtar, tried to enter the building. The protesters were holding placards, inscribed with statements demanding more powers and due share of urban…

SBCA imposes ban on high-rise buildings in Karachi

KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has imposed a complete ban on the construction of high rise building in Karachi. According to a notification issued by the authority on May 23, the ban has been issued in compliance with the order of the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued on March 16, 2017. The notification calls for a complete ban on construction of multi-storied / high-rise buildings beyond ground plus two stories in Karachi region. It also states that the authority received a letter from the…