Punjab govt all set to hold local body elections

After demarcation of constituencies and gazette notification


​ Our Correspondent September 09, 2019
Punjab Assembly. PHOTO: ONLINE

LAHORE: The government of Punjab has finalised measures to hold local body’s elections after demarcation of constituencies and gazette notification has been issued in this regard for rural and urban constituencies across Punjab.

A timeframe has also been given to complete the work. The Punjab government has got the bill passed from the assembly to bring new Local Government Act 2019 by abolishing the old Local Government Act 2013 in which the formula of distribution of powers at the level of tehsil instead of the district at Punjab’s level has been proposed. A timeframe has been given for conducting local body elections within one year.

Committees comprising officers of housing, municipalities, finance, Lahore Development Authority and other departments have been constituted which is working on the distribution of powers and departments.

The case was sent to the Punjab Cabinet after taking approval from Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar for the formation of the metropolitan corporation, municipal corporation, committees and towns committees and the demarcation of the constituencies.

Now the Department of Local Government has issued a gazette notification in this regard.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 9th, 2019.

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