Local bodies government: Minorities criticise 1979 system

PPP should revive the 2001 local bodies system through polls to restore true representation of the people, says Khokar


APP July 03, 2013

KARACHI: The Christian Democratic Union of Pakistan has demanded the Sindh government to review its decision to restore the local bodies system of 1979. In a statement on Wednesday, chairperson Naim Khokar said that the government by-passed the Sindh Local Government Ordinance 2001, held in abeyance for quite some time, which has prevented the devolution of power to reach grassroots level. He said that the people at the grassroots are marginalised from various crucial decisions. He added that hundreds of workers associated with local bodies have not been paid to make the institution appear poorly governed. He further added that the Pakistan Peoples Party leadership should take this decision seriously and revive the 2001 local bodies system through polls to restore true representation of the people.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 4th, 2013.

COMMENTS (1)

ABCD | 8 years ago | Reply

The PPP does take the decision seriously. They want to seriously ensure that they remain in power in the cities of Sind as well. If they conduct an LB poll or they revive the SLGO 2001, they will lose out. How will they usurp public money if they cannot run the cities?

So in order to be the dictators they are and keep the people away from their rights...they will try their level best to ensure that there is no merit anywhere in the province and the system of DCs (who are personal servants of these bigwigs in Sind with their political clout and all) remain! ...any surprises that Sind has opted for renewal of the quota system for another 20 years?!!!

someone needs to free the Sind cities from the clutches of these few waderas! and let the voice of the people be heard!

...the CJ has given a deadline of Septmeber for LG polls. Lets see what drama these provincial govts start up to delay the polls this time.

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