ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has stated that the new local government system being introduced by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government will genuinely bring revolution in the lives of the people.
He was chairing a high level meeting in Islamabad on Wednesday regarding the new local government system to be introduced in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Imran Khan said under this new system, locally elected representatives will be fully empowered so that they do not face any problems regarding development and resolution of the problems of their areas.
Imran Khan said these local governments will prove to be nurseries of the national leadership.
The Prime Minister said unlike the past, the new system focuses on transfer of development funds to the local level. This will help resolve basic problems of the people. He said the new system will also ensure distribution of funds without any distinction and do away with the practice of giving funds to particular areas on the basis of personal liking or disliking
The Prime Minister said the new local government system will not only enable the people to directly elect capable and eligible representatives at Tehsil and Municipal level but this will also strengthen the political parties. He was confident that fully empowered representatives will devote their full energies for the development of their areas and redressal of the problems of the people.
The meeting was briefed about the main contours of the local government system to be introduced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that he would hold a rally in Muzzafarabad at end of this week to send the world a message with regard to the military curfew imposed in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
In a message posted on the social network platform Twitter, Imran Khan stated that the rally would aim to show the world that the people of Pakistan stand in solidarity with people of strangulated Jammu and Kashmir.
“I am going to do a big jalsa in Muzzafarabad on September 13, to send a message to the world about the continuing siege of IOJK by Indian Occupation forces; & to show the Kashmiris that Pakistan stands resolutely with them,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
PM Imran is set to address the United Nations later this month to highlight Indian atrocities in the valley in front of world leaders. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the UN the same day. Also Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that ease of doing business and provision of all possible facilities to business community were the government’s top priorities, media reported. Presiding over a high-level meeting to review progress on special economic zones (SEZs), PM Imran said the government was committed to solve problems of the business community.
The prime minister said that the economic zones would create business opportunities and help boost economic activities in the country.
He directed the federal and provincial departments to expedite work on the economic zones and remove all the hurdles in this regard.