President: (Effective LG system strengthens democracy: President)

ISLAMABAD:President Dr Arif Alvi has said that an effective local government system ensures devolution of powers and strengthens democracy.

Addressing a National Conference on Future of Local Government here on Wednesday, he said every political party has political spirit of contacting people and serving them.

The President said besides devolving powers at grassroots level, local government system also leads to distribution of resources, diffusion of power and authority, deconstruction of management and decentralization of administrative service. He said under the constitution, provinces are responsible to establish an effective local government system.