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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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Karak nazim’s claim of budget approval contested

District nazim Dr Umer Daraz Khattak on Tuesday claimed that a provincial committee headed by local government minister Inaytullah Khan had accorded approval to the budget of Karak for 2017-18. He informed reporters here that the committee held a meeting in Peshawar on Tuesday and approved the annual budget of …

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A garbage city

As the Sindh government and Karachi’s local government have locked horns over power and funds for removal of garbage, situation of cleanliness in the metropolis is turning worsen with addition of 6,000 tonnes of solid waste every day in the existing backlog of 1.1 million tonnes. Out of 12,000 tonnes …

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City Council demands Rs500bn from Sindh, federal govts

The City Council unanimously passed a resolution on Wednesday to demand that the federal and Sindh governments immediately release a package of Rs500 billion to improve the infrastructure of Karachi. The resolution was presented by Mohammad Junaid Mukati of the Jamaat-e-Islami. He demanded that through the funds, basic civic facilities …

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Application-based governance comes to AJK

In a region which has yet to properly get 3-G and 4-G internet, the Azad Jammu and Kashmir government have devised a mobile-application based system to monitor the progress of development programmes. Implemented for the Prime Minister Community Infrastructure Development Programme (PMCIDP), the Local Government and Rural Development (LG&RD) Secretary …

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Nazims to receive honoraria from development budget

The Nazimeen Ittehad has announced that representatives of 194 village and neighbourhood councils of the district will receive their honoraria from the development  budget, as the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Department had released insufficient amount for the local government system. “We will spend most of development budget on our honoraria and …

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Power to the people

AFTER social sector development has been a subject of negligence for decades, the crisis of governance has become unmanageable. People seem to be left unguarded as violent seasonal variations subject them to hunger and diseases. The climate change affecting water cycle, natural habitate and crop patterns, education sector should have been …

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‘LGs to be made independent’

Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said on Tuesday that the local governments would be strengthened and made independent of any interference. Speaking at a meeting on local government sector at the Chief Minister Secretariat here, he directed formulation of a comprehensive plan to define actual power, authority and responsibilities of the …

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LG uplift policy extended to six more districts

The local government and rural development department has extended the policy on the Community Driven Local Government Development to six more districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa taking the number of the districts covered by the Rs9.92 billion initiative to 12. This was announced by LGRD secretary Syed Jamaluddin Shah while addressing …

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