New LG System To Empower People At Grassroots Level: Raja Basharat
Sumaira FH 7 days ago Wed 16th September 2020 | 06:23 PM
Punjab Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Social Welfare Raja Basharat on Wednesday said that new local government system of Punjab was as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan for empowering the people at grassroots level
LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Sep, 2020 ) :Punjab Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Social Welfare Raja Basharat on Wednesday said that new local government system of Punjab was as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan for empowering the people at grassroots level.
He was presiding over a seminar on Punjab Local Government Act-2019 in the Punjab Assembly. Secretary Local Government Dr. Ahmed Javed Qazi, members of Punjab Assembly, government officers and others were also present.
Raja Basharat said that Prime Minister Imran Khan gave full guidance in the preparation of new Local Government Act of Punjab while the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, opposition and all stakeholders were consulted in its preparation.
He said the government was making serious efforts to hold local bodies elections as soon as possible.
"This will provide equal development opportunities to other cities", he added.
Dr Ahmad Javed Qazi said that 300 officers had been recruited through the Punjab Public Service Commission to provide capable machinery to the new system while more than one thousand officers were also being recruited through the Commission, he asserted.
He said that through digitization, the local government system was beingmade paperless and transparent while the number of registered users ofthe mobile App 'Baldiaonline' would be touching the figure of 0.25 million.