Breakthrough on Sindh LG system

Reports posited that the new system will be called the ‘Peoples Metropolitan Corporation 2012’.


Our Correspondent September 07, 2012

KARACHI:


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.

COMMENTS (3)

Amitabh Bachchan | 9 years ago | Reply

LOL - atleast they didnt name it Benazir Local Govt or Benazir Govt support program

aamir riaz | 9 years ago | Reply

although the situation is not ideal regarding decentralization yet after a long jouney and esp after the Falls of Trade hub city of shikarpur, old port near Thatta Lhori Bandar and Talpur center Hyderabad, hegemony of Karachi is challenged. Now due to metropolitan status these 4 cities will not only get funds but also can develop adjacent rural areas which over-all strengthen sindies at larg. Sindhi nationalists will oppose it yet it opens a window of opportunity to reunite Hyderabad and develop rural folk too.

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