Sindh brings back 1979 local government system

The town municipal administration and the post of Town Municipal Officer (TMOs) have also been abolished.


Our Correspondent July 01, 2013
The Sindh local government 1979 came into effect as the ad hoc setup ended on June 30. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Almost four months after the Sindh government had revived the 1979 local government system, it formally enacted the law on Monday.

The Pakistan Peoples Party government restored the five administrative districts of Karachi and their municipal corporations, scrapping the town systems in the city in the process.

The town municipal administration and the post of Town Municipal Officer (TMOs) have also been abolished.

All five deputy commissioners in Karachi have been made in-charge of municipal services of their respective districts instead of administrators who were earlier running towns.

Speaking to media, secretary local government Ali Ahmed Lund said the PPP led government had revived the LG 1979 during its last tenure, but it was not implemented. He said the matters pertaining to local government were running under ad hoc basis.

“Since transitional period of this ad hoc law came to end on June 30 (Sunday), the old local government 1979 for which the assembly has already made the legislation automatically is implemented in the whole province.”

COMMENTS (19)

I am a Khan | 9 years ago | Reply

@Aysha M:

PTI has no interest in the people of Karachi.

saeed | 9 years ago | Reply

Why worry about it. They are not going to have local body elections, either Zia system or Musharraf system. Both PPP and PMLN system is not to have local body system.

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