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Final round of local body elections in Punjab underway

The final round of local body elections in Punjab has commenced today (Thursday) for electing  179 municipal committee chairmen. Polling for the seats of Chairmen, Vice Chairmen, Mayors and Deputy Mayors is being carried out in the Local Government Institutions of the Punjab Province. In Punjab, out of 224 seats, …

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Grassroots governance: Interim finance body to disburse LG funds

Punjab government has decided to make the local governments functional in the province by transferring funds through an interim provincial finance commission (PFC) award. The government has decided to announce a PFC award for timely disbursement of funds to new local bodies under the provisions of the Punjab Local Government …

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49 CDA depts devolved to MCI

Islamabad mayor and Capital Development Authority chairman Sheikh Ansar Aziz devolved several functions of the authority to the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) on Monday, in light of the Islamabad Local Government Act 2015. A notification issued on Monday stated: “All the formation along with their assets, rights & liabilities, functions …

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G-B assembly: Lawmakers demand LG polls next year

The Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) on Monday unanimously passed a resolution demanding local government elections in the region.  The resolution was tabled by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Raja Jahanzeb Khan, the lone representative of the party in the GBLA. However, all members in the house accorded approval to the resolution. “It …

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LG system heading towards ‘powerless’ phase

The local government system in the Punjab does not seem contributing much to the public welfare on coming into practical phase following elections of heads of metropolitan, municipal, district, town and union council levels.  According to the opinions of the experts as well as the provisions of Punjab Local Government …

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Punjab govt yet to notify change in local govt system

Although the PML-N candidate for mayor was elected unopposed in the garrison city, the Punjab government has yet to notify the changing of the Rawal Town Municipal Administration (RTMA) to the Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation (RMC) and District Council. Confusion about the changing system persists among government departments under the authority …

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Training of elected representatives of MCI starts

Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has started training of elected representatives of the Municipal Corporation (MCI) so that they could perform their services for the people in a better way. CDA chairman and Mayor of Islamabad Sheikh Ansar Aziz on Tuesday inaugurated a three-day training workshop titled ‘ICT Local …

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Plan for grants to LGs

The Punjab government has decided to transfer grants to the local governments on the basis of Provincial Financial Commission Award (PFC). In this regard, a meeting of interim committee regarding approval of Interim Provincial Financial Commission for local governments was held here Thursday which was presided over by Provincial Minister …

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Remuneration for LG reps notified

PESHAWAR: The Local Government and Rural Development Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has notified remuneration and allowances for Nazimeen, Naib Nazimeen and Member Village/Neighbourhood Council in Khyber Pakhtun- khwa with retrospective effect from September 1, 2015. A handout said the nazim would be paid honoraria for 2015-16 Rs10,000, telephone charges Rs2,000 and …

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