New LG system introduced by PTI government would fully empower masses: PM


ISLAMABAD, Nov 6 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the new local government system introduced by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would bring a revolution in making the masses fully empowered.

Objective of the new local government system was the devolution of power so that the process of development, progress and resolution of problems could be made possible at the local level, he added.

He expressed his views while chairing a meeting on the proposed local government system for the Federal Capital.

The Prime Minister was briefed about the salient features of the proposed new local government system for Islamabad.

He was also informed that the proposed local government system for the Federal Capital was aimed at putting in place a system, by empowering the locally elected representatives led by a mayor, which besides the development of federal capital would ensure resolution of problems of the masses.

The Prime Minister was further briefed that the election of mayor in the new local government system would be done through the direct election.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood, Advisor on Establishment Muhammad Shehzad Arbab, Special Assistant on Health Dr Zafarullah Mirza, Special Assistant Ali Nawaz Awan, Member National Assembly (MNA) Asad Umar, MNA Raja Khurram Nawaz and others.



Source: VNS, Islamabad