The Faisalabad district has been divided into 346 union councils in the new delimitation scheme – 157 in the urban area and 189 in rural areas.
However, with the new demarcation, some of the areas such as Bhatta Colony No 2, Islampura, and a part of the Jinnah Town, have been missed out.
The union councils have been marked on the basis of population, with each having a population of at least 10,000 people. Urban Faisalabad city has five more union councils now than that under the 1999 delimitation, when the city had been divided into 152 union councils.
The lists of new delimitations were been pasted outside the offices of various administration officers on Tuesday, two days after the deadline.
Sargodha district divided into 186 union councils
The number of union councils in Sargodha district has been increased from 161 to 186 according to the delimitation list issued by District Coordination Officer Tariq Mehmood.
Twelve union councils have been divided into 89 wards. There are 164 rural union councils and 22 municipal corporation union councils in the district. There had been 127 rural union councils previously.
According to the notification, the number of union councils in Sargodha tehsil has been increased to 51 from 40; in Shahpur tehsil from 15 to 21; in Sahiwal tehsil from 20 to 23; and in Bhera tehsil from 12 to 15.
According to the latest division, four union councils of Bhalwal tehsil have been distributed into 24 wards, two union councils of Bhera into 12 wards, two union councils of Kot Momin tehsil into 15 wards, one union council of Shahpur tehsil into 11 wards, two union councils of Sahiwal tehsil into 13 wards and one union council of Sillanwali tehsil into 14 wards.
21 UCs added to Bhakkar district
According to the notification issued by District Coordination Officer Mumtaz Hussain Zahid, the number of union councils in Bhakkar district has risen to 66 with the addition of 31 union councils this year. The number of union councils in Bhakkar city has increased to 26 from 17, from 6 to 15 in Darya Khan tehsil, from 10 to 14 Kalor Kot tehsil and from 6 to 11 in Mankera tehsil. There are 18 wards in Bhakkar, 12 in Darya Khan tehsil, 11 in Klor Kot tehsil and eight in Mankera tehsil.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 7th, 2013.