The National Assembly on Tuesday accorded approval to move a bill for granting more powers to local government in Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation.
Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi referred the bill, moved by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MNA Asad Umar to standing committee after government members did not oppose it. Informing the House about salient features of the bill, Asad Umar said the local government system in Islamabad Metropolitan should perform freely. He said that more resources should be provided to the Metropolitan Corporation and the Union Councils.
He appreciated the decision of the Punjab government to give more powers to UC vice chairmen. “The same action is also required in Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation,” he said. Umar also proposed in the bill that residents of Islamabad Capital Territory must be given their due share in jobs from BPS-1 to BPS-4.
Reporter. Bill moved for granting more powers to IMC. Daily Times, May 17, 2017.