Govt wants to truly empower citizens through local-body system: PM Imran

Govt wants to truly empower citizens through local-body system: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday stressed on the importance of devolution of power during a meeting in Lahore here on Sunday.
While chairing a meeting regarding a new local bodies system, drafted by the federal government, Prime Minister Imran said the government wants to truly empower citizens.
“The most important agenda of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government is to delegate power to the local government,” the prime minister said.
Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a high-level consultative meeting in Lahore on September 23, 2018. The meeting was attended by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman, and other senior party members.
During his visit to Lahore on Sunday, September 23, 2018, Prime Minister Iman Khan met Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, Punjab Governor Chaudhry, and Local Government Minister Aleem Khan.
According to information received from sources, the new local government structure is expected to be approved after the consultative meeting.
During his visit, the premier also met Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, and Local Government Minister Aleem Khan.
The local government minister apprised PM Imran of the priority agendas of all departments for the 100-day plan. Khan also briefed the premier regarding a draft of the proposed new local government structure.
The prime minister will chair a session of the Punjab Cabinet later today.
Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Minister Sibtain Khan and Tourism Minister Raja Yasir Humayun are expected to take approvals for important projects from the prime minister during his visit to Lahore.
The prime minister will also meet PTI leaders and head of National Commission on Police Reform Nasir Khan Durrani.
Moreover, PM Imran along with his political team will review preparations for the upcoming by-polls.

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