Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the new local government (LG) system introduced by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government will revolutionise the lives of Pakistan’s masses.
Chairing a high-level meeting in Islamabad on the new LG system introduced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, the premier said it will ensure that elected representatives have all possible resources to alleviate the public’s problems.
“Under our new LG system, the aim is to make sure that these elected local representatives face the minimum possible difficulty in executing maintenance or development projects,” said PM Imran.
He expressed hope that the new system would help nurture a new generation of politicians dedicated to public welfare.
“Through direct elections at the tehsil and municipal level, the new system empowers the public to elect qualified representatives of their own choosing. These local governments will prove to be nurseries that give Pakistan its future national leadership,” said the premier. PM Imran also highlighted the strengths of the changes in the financial structure. “Unlike the past, the new system focuses on the transfer of development funds to the local level. It will also ensure indiscriminate distribution of funds and help end the practice of favouring particular areas on the basis of personal likes or dislikes,” he said.
The meeting was attended by K-P Chief Minister Mehmood Khan, K-P Governor Shah Farman, Federal Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, senior PTI leader Asad Umar and other top officials.