- Public participation must for successful LB system:Senior Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan
Public Participation Must For Successful LB System:Senior Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan
Faizan Hashmi 5 days ago Sat 12th January 2019 | 11:31 PM
Senior Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan Saturday said that participation of the peoples in the local bodies is must for its success
He expressed these views while addressing a seminar held at Alhamra organized by MPA, writer & activities Jugnoo Mohsin regarding local bodies and community participation. Aleem Khan said that new set up of village and neighborhood councils was being introduced where every council would be comprising upon 6-7 members while at union council and tehsil set up, direct elections would take place on party basis whereas in villages Panchaiyat system would be established on non party basis.
Similarly, for mayor and nazims people would vote directly on party basis.
The minister pointed out that 30 per cent funds of annual development fund of Punjab would be directly transferred to these local bodies institutions and every elected council would be free to launch its developmental project. Aleem Khan claimed that detailed deliberations had been made on the recommendations for local bodies and now this bill was in final stage.
He assured that all the draw backs and shortcomings had been reconsidered and concrete steps being taken for introducing such a solid system which could solve the peoples problems at local level.
MPA Jugnoo Mohsin said that MNAs/MPAs should not be given developmental funds and deskwork should be done by local body's representatives.
Senator Musadaq Malik and other speakers stressed the need to come out of the experimental stage and introduce comprehensive local bodies system so that long standing issues of the masses could be resolved. They also gave a number of suggestions forthe new system being introduced in Punjab .