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Draft for new local bodies system to be tabled in Punjab Assembly today

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the ruling party in Punjab is set to present draft for new local bodies’ system in the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday (today).

The government will seek approval of the draft finalised for the new local government system from the provincial assembly. Measures have been taken to ensure approval of the draft from the Punjab Assembly.

On April 19, Punjab’s cabinet meeting had approved the Local Government Act-2019 and Water Act-2019.

The decisions were taken during a provincial cabinet meeting held today with Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office in Lahore. Presiding over the meeting, CM Buzdar had said that the government was committed to empower the local bodies of the province.

Earlier, Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Local Government Muhammad Basharat Raja had said that the Punjab government was committed to empower the local bodies of province by enacting a new powerful law in coming days.


“The draft for the local bodies system  2019 will be tabled in the house after passing through all legal channel”, he had said.

The minister said that his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, was also determined to bring real change at grass root level in accordance with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.

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