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  • Powers for LGs

    But while Part V of the Constitution lays down an elaborate framework for the distribution of legislative, administrative and financial powers between the federation and provinces, the Constitution leaves it to the provincial legislatures to regulate relations with the LGs...

    Interestingly, recognising the significance of the LGs and anticipating the possible friction between them and the state on matters related to the distribution...

  • Over Rs800m of Kohistan funds unspent due to absence of LGs

    PESHAWAR: The Rs829 million development funds allocated for Kohistan during the last three years haven’t been spent due to the absence of local bodies in the province’s most backward district...

    Billions of rupees have spent on the development activities carried out through three tiers of the local government system, including district, tehsil/town and village and neighborhood councils in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • CM orders shifting of projects to relevant LGs

    PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has directed the provincial local government department to shift the infrastructure schemes, which were within its purview till now, to the relevant local governments in the province...

    He was chairing a meeting to discuss development schemes under the Annual Development Programme (ADP) for financial year 2015-16 here on Friday
  • LGs to spend uplift funds of their own free will: PTI

    PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf central information secretary Naeemul Haq on Saturday said the upcoming local bodies would bring about a real revolution in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by spending billions of rupees on development schemes without the government’s interference...

    “The local governments will bring backward areas on par with developed ones in the province,” he said during a Peshawar Press Club programme here
  • Voters yet to benefit from LGs amid court cases

    ISLAMABAD: The fruits of the recently conducted local governments are still a distant dream for common citizen since litigation after litigation is coming to the Supreme Court...

    On Thursday the PML-Q showed interest to become a party in the ongoing hearing in the apex court relating to the elections of mayor, deputy mayor, chairmen, vice chairmen and members on reserved seats in the local governments of Sindh
  • Councillors decry delay in formation of LGs

    SWABI: The elected local government representatives from various political parties have decried the delay in the transfer of power to the people’s representatives, saying this is causing unrest among them and people as well...

    The local body elections were held on May 30, while re-polling had taken place in various districts soon after Eidul Fitr
  • SC takes up issue of delay in devolving powers to LGs

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court summoned top bureaucrats of the four provinces on Friday to explain why devolution of powers to the recently established local government institutions was being delayed by them...

    The attention of the court was drawn by Advocate Raja Rab Nawaz to the provincial governments’ apathy despite the fact that the local government elections had successfully been conducted under Article 140A of the Constitution
  • Give LGs a chance

    Although a certain degree of scepticism surrounds the advent of the new era of elected LGs after a gap of some eight years, the completion of the last phase of LG elections in Punjab on Dec 22 offers a chance to make a fresh beginning...

    Across the world in general, and Pakistan in particular, parting with powers and devolving them to the local level has always been the hardest aspect of creating effective LGs...

  • LGs denied Rs74 billion funds in four-year term

    Data available with Dawn shows that under the Provincial Finance Commission (PFC), the four-year share of LGs amounted to Rs144 billion...

    However, the finance department never released Rs74 billion or over 50 per cent of the total amount allocated for LGs that adversely affected development activities at district, tehsil and village and neighbourhood councils...

  • Rollback of LGs

    WHEN the year 2019 began, there were elected local governments functioning in every single federating unit of the country...

    Today, there are none in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan
  • Imran’s last-ball six steers Faisalabad to semi-finals

    KARACHI: While Lahore Blues surged to the top of standings on Thursday, Peshawar completed their campaign in the Brighto Paints presents Cool & Cool National T20 Cup on a gallant note when Imran Khalid struck a last-ball six to steer Faisalabad into the semi-finals...

    In case both Islamabad and Fata — who face Faisalabad in the final league-round match on Friday evening — emerge victorious then it could definitely hurt Karachi Whites’...

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