LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday directed for finalization of the Local Bodies System within next 48 hours.
The prime minister said devolution of powers at the grass-roots level was the most important agenda of the PTI government. The objective behind this agenda was to empower the local people in the real sense, he added.
He gave the directive during a meeting on the Local Bodies system. Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain and senior leadership the PTI were present during the meeting, PM office media wing said in a press release.
The prime minister observed that besides, devolution of power at the grass-roots level, effective public accountability of the elected representatives would be ensured.
He further observed that the LG system would remove the status quo. The devolution of powers and the local bodies system would help rise the new leadership, he noted.
He said the new system would be rooted in the democratic norms in which the governance and transparency would be ensured.
He stressed upon introduction of a LG system in which the public representatives should be guarded against blackmailing at all levels, so that they could fully concentrate their energies on public welfare.
Earlier after his arrival, the prime minister met governor and chief minister at the CM Secretariat.—APP