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15 MCs proposed in new LG system: CM told

LAHORE:Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar chaired a meeting to deliberate over the proposed local government system draft. Provincial Ministers Raja Basharat, Mian Mahmood ur Rasheed, advocate general, secretaries of law and local government departments, SMU head and others attended the meeting.

The participants were briefed about the new local government system and the powers of local government representatives. The 15 municipal corporations, 133 municipal committees, 35 district councils and 64 town committees are proposed in the new local government system. The local governments will be fully empowered and the constitution of district local government authority, to be headed by the chairman district council, is also proposed in every district. Allocation of traders’ seats will be deliberated as the PTI-led government is committed to resolving public issues at their doorstep.

The CM directed to early finalize the draft adding that it would play an important role to resolve public issues at the grassroots. The people will be empowered by devolving powers at the grassroots; he maintained and added that the new local government system draft will be presented before the cabinet for approval.