Power being transferred for 'first time', Fawad says of K-P LG polls

Only PM Imran has fulfilled the promise of strong local govt, says minister

News Desk December 20, 2021
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain addressing a press conference in Islamabad on December 14. PHOTO: APP

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said that for the first time power was being transferred to elected representatives at the district level in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) local body elections.

"Only [Prime Minister] Imran Khan has fulfilled the promise of a strong local government and held fair elections," the information minister said on Twitter.

The minister's remarks came a day after the first phase of K-P's LG elections wherein Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) emerged victoriously and managed to secure seven tehsil chairman slots, whereas the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) managed to secure six.

Read : Polling ends in first phase of LG elections in K-P




The minister claimed that PM Imran was the only leader who had put his political interests aside and thought about the masses.

"Otherwise, it is easy to install a dictator in the name of a chief minister and run the affairs, which had been the tradition of the PPP and PML-N," Fawad added.

He said that people were suffering from this tradition. "Now, an empowered system was being established in Punjab as well," the information minister mentioned.

Earlier, it was reported that the Awami National Party (ANP) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) both managed to secure two slots, while two independent candidates also secured two slots. Among JUI-F’s seven tehsils, two were from Peshawar.


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