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Work on Karachi Package phase II to commence on Dec 15

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has asked the local government department to start work on 14 schemes of the Karachi Package’s phase II from December 15. The cost of the mega schemes has been estimated at Rs8 billion. The CM issued the directives while presiding over a meeting to review …

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PML-N issues notices to defiant councillors

he PML-N has served notices on its Balakot tehsil councillors for voting against its nazim and naib nazim on the PTI’s no confidence motion last week. “I have issued notices to the party councillors, who had cast vote against our nazim Rustam Khan and naib nazim Sardar Abdul Qudus during …

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Training future political leaders

The Local Government Act of 2013, promulgated in the provinces of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), for the first time allocated reserved seats (one each) for the youth at the Union Council (UC) level. Punjab has allowed 4,245 youth councillors to join through selection basis, whereas K-P has created a space …

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Speakers call for strengthening LG system

Local government system has been in place in all four provinces of the country but it has not been empowered to resolve the problems of local people. Speakers said this during the opening session of a four-day long capacity building workshop of local government officials of Strong Cities Network (SCN) Member …

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Rs 19 billion uplift plan for villages chalked out: Shahbaz

The Punjab government will launch cleanliness and development programme for villages at a cost of Rs 19 billion. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif gave the final nod for the project during a meeting held here on Saturday. The sanitation and development projects will be launched at the union council level …

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CDA issues new procedure to regulate buildings in rural areas

Amid strong opposition from the local government representatives, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) issued a new procedure to regulate buildings and unacquired land aimed at checking unauthorised constructions in the rural areas. The civic agency took the step after the mushroom growth of buildings in Zone II, IV and V. …

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Fixing Gwadar’s governance structure

Islamabad may be under a political storm, but things look quite serene down south in Gwadar. The progress in Gwadar, as this column informed earlier this week is satisfactory by most accounts (read “Gwadar: look at feel,” published October 11, 2017). The question is how far and how long will the …

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Sindh okays Rs6.47bn development schemes

The Sindh Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) on Tuesday approved schemes worth Rs6.47 billion for works and services, agriculture, irrigation, transport and mass transit special initiative. The meeting, presided by Planning and Development Board Chairman Muhammad Waseem, approved two schemes in the irrigation department. These include construction of stone pitching/retaining …

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Balakot nazim, naib nazim to face no-confidence today

The tehsil nazim and naib nazim of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) could not persuade own party members over the no-confidence motion to be taken by the council today. Sabeel Ahmad, the secretary of tehsil council Balakot, had summoned session to take up the no-confidence motion tabled by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf …

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Balakot nazim, deputy face no trust motion

The PTI on Thursday tabled a no confidence motion in the Balakot tehsil council against nazim and naib nazim belonging to the rival PML-N. Imran Khan’s party enjoys the support of treasury councillors for the move. “We have a clear majority in the house to oust nazim and naib nazim, …

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