KARACHI: In the session, the council constituted 27 committees of such functions that come under the council according to the Sindh Local Government Act, 2013. It is mandatory in the law that every member becomes the member of at least one committee of the City Council.
However, when few of the members of the council raised objection over the formation of the committees in the absence of the opposition leader of the council, Vohra responded that he did not receive rules of business of the council until later in the evening, in which the procedure of electing the opposition leader is mentioned. Jamaat-e-Islami’s (JI) leader of the council, Junaid Mukati, said that there should be an additional advertising committee. Responding to that, Vohra explained that the issue of advertising has already been devolved to the District Municipal Corporations.
However, Vohra assured that in the next session of the council, further committees can be formed and the opposition leader can be elected as per the business rules of the city council.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 29th, 2016.
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