The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and its allies finally reached a consensus on a local government system for Sindh and an ordinance bringing into place the new system was on the verge of being signed in the early hours of Friday by Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad.
The development marks the culmination of tough negotiations between the PPP and its coalition partners, MQM, ANP and PML-F. Earlier, talking to media on Thursday evening, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon confirmed that a consensus had been reached.
Reports posited that the new system will be called the ‘Peoples Metropolitan Corporation 2012’ and will entail setting up metropolitan corporations in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Mirpurkhas and Larkana districts, and district councils in the remaining districts.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 7th, 2012.
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